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Message from the President 2 

Sesquicentennial Celebration 3-7, 10 

Convocation & Commencement 8-9 

Academic Spotlight 11 

Technology at Lasell 12-13 

People at Lasell 14-15 

Campus Update 16-17 

Lasell Village News 18-19 

Heritage Society News 20 

Annual Fund 21 

Sports News 22-23 

Athletic Calendar 24 

Alumni News and Events 25-27 

Class Notes 28-36 

Singer, songwriter and musician Livingston 
Taylor will be performing with the New 
Philharmonia Orchestra at "Lasell Night at the 
Pops," Reunion Weekend/Commencement 
Weekend May 17-19, 2002. (See page 25 of the 
Class Notes section for more details.) 




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Lasell 150 Ends on Triumphant Note 


Lasell college has announced the successful completion of its 

first multi-million-dollar capital campaign, "Lasell 150, a Campaign to Celebrate Lasell's 

The Campaign, which was launched in 1996 
with an original goal of raising $10 million by 
June 30, 2001, has achieved a campaign total of 
$18,027,752 — more than 80 percent above the 
original goal. 

"We are electrified by the enthusiastic 
response and participation of friends and alumni 
of the College, who have made Lasell's first major 
multi-rrrillion-dollar capital campaign surpass our 
wildest dreams," said Lasell College President, 
Thomas E.J. de Witt. 

"The phenomenal success of "Lasell 150, a 
Campaign to Celebrate Lasell's Sesquicentennial," 
is due to generous gifts from hundreds of alumni 
and friends, corporations and foundations. One- 
hundred-percent of Lasell's senior administration 
and the College's board of trustees contributed to 
the campaign, ensuring Lasell's place as a viable 
institution of higher education in the 21st 
century," Dr. de Witt explained. 

Special Sesquicentennial 
Section Starts on Page 3 

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"A prestigious Kresge Foundation Challenge 
Grant of $400,000, received in March 2000 by 
the College in support of the renovation and 
restoration of the venerable Winslow Hall into 
the high-tech Winslow Academic Center — the 
new academic hub of the College — served as the 
capstone initiative of Lasell's Capital Campaign," 
he continued. 

Under the terms of the grant, Lasell College 
was required to raise $1.5 million by July 1, 2001 in 

continued on page 5 

Technology Takes Front Row Seat 


Lasell college has received a $125,000 grant from the davis 

Educational Foundation to help fund the new RoseMary B. Fuss Teaching and 
Learning Center (TLC) for Faculty. 

"We are delighted to have gained the support 
of the Davis Educational Foundation for our new 
faculty center," said Lasell President Thomas E.J. 
de Witt. "The TLC will provide space and 
resources to help our faculty learn about how to 
integrate technology into the new 'smart 7 class- 
rooms in the Winslow Academic Center." 

With its distinctive steel and glass atrium, and 
its brick courtyard, Winslow welcomes faculty 
and students with its array of state-of-the-art com- 
puter technology. Included in the wired and wire- 
less zoned building (see Wireless story, page 12) 
are video conferencing, LCD projectors and 
screens, scanners, laser printers, and "smart 
boards" that allow an instructor to instantly con- 
vert notes written on the classroom whiteboard 
into a digital document ready for students to 
download from the College's network. 

Lasell's TLC will provide resources for faculty 
to explore how to actively weave technology and 
media into the teaching experience. Here they will 
learn how to create and use Web sites and access 
online information resources to enhance course 
materials. They will attend formal training classes 
and seminars to expand their aptitude for bring- 
ing the vast resources of the new technology into 
the Lasell classroom, enhancing learning and 
teaching by engaging both students and faculty in 
real-time, dynamic, interactive education. 

A collaborative endeavor involving Academic 
Computing, Information Technology, and Brennan 
Library, the Teaching and Learning Center is 
located in the lower level of the Library. 

continued on page 12 



Together We Have Made This Unique 
Institution Strong 



our four-day sesquicentennial extravaganza 
cant milestone in the 150-year history of this 

Five nationally-known speakers graced our 
campus during that memorable week of May 
17-20, including the Honorable Ann Richards, the 
former governor of Texas, who gave an exception- 
al commencement address to the graduating class. 
More than 500 alumni returned to campus, some 
for the first time since they graduated from Lasell. 
We also saw members of the Classes of 1929, 1930 
and 1931 who attended what was then the 
Auburndale Seminary for Women. Even they 
were impressed with how beautiful and vibrant 
the campus is today — although seeing the male 
students was a bit of a change for some of them! 

One of the most exciting events, at the 
Newton Marriott, was the celebration of the suc- 
cessful conclusion of Lasell' s first multi-miUion- 
dollar capital campaign. When we launched 
"Lasell 150: A Campaign to Celebrate Lasell's 
Sesquicentennial" in 1996, we wondered how it 
would ever be possible to raise $10 million. And 

in May. To participate in a celebration of such a 
venerable institution was extraordinary. 

five years later, we ended the campaign having 
raised more than $18 million. 

We came to many of you and asked you to 
make Lasell your philanthropic priority during 
the course of the campaign — and many of you 
did just that. Even the Annual Fund saw its tenth 
consecutive record-breaking year! As a result, we 
were able to create new and strengthen existing 
academic programs, establish the College's first 
academic chair while making salaries more com- 
petitive for faculty, continue to invest in our phys- 
ical plant, including the high-tech renovation of 
the Winslow Academic Center, provide additional 
and desperately needed scholarship money for 
students, and make our campus the envy of many 
of our competitors with a greater commitment to 
state-of-the-art technology. 

To paraphrase the old saying, "an artist's 
work is never done." But neither is an educator's. 
We continue to build on what is now a solid foun- 


dation. With one of the highest enrollments in 
Lasell's history this fall, we struggle to meet the 
growing demand of students for housing, residen- 
tial life and expanding academic programs. 
Therefore, we need to continue to count on all of 
you who have been so generous in Lasell's recent 
past. Lasell has been blessed with dedicated alum- 
ni volunteers and donors, as well as an exception- 
ally talented and committed faculty and staff. 
Working together, we have a promising future. 
Thank you for helping Lasell reach its potential. 

Thomas E.J. de Witt, Ph.D. 

Former Board Chairman Richard S. Holway 
Receives Lasell Honorary Doctor 
of Humane Letters 


Loomis, Sayles & Company, one of the oldest and largest investment management firms 
in America, was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Lasell College 
on Sunday, May 20th. 

mitment to Lasell, and for your enormous contri- 
butions as the College's eminence grise, the Board 
of Trustees of Lasell College gratefully confers 
upon you the degree of Doctor of Humane 
Letters, honoris causa, with all the rights and 
privileges pertaining thereto." 

Richard Holway and his wife Jeannine have a 
long history of active participation in and philan- 
thropy to Lasell. In 1997, Lasell acknowledged the 
couple's support and generosity to the College, 
and the memory of one of Lasell's early alumnae, 
with the naming of the Ella Ellis Holway Child 
Study Centers. Mrs. Holway was Richard 
Holway's grandmother, who attended Lasell 
in 1881. 

The Holway Child Study Centers at Lasell 
College — composed of the Rockwell Nursery 
School program and The Barn's infant, toddler, and 
preschool full-day program — are located on the 
campus of Lasell College, and have been serving 
families in the Newton and surrounding communi- 

President de Witt and Chairman of the Board 
Carol Cacciamani, presented Mr. Holway, the 
College's former Board chairman, with the hon- 
orary degree at the sesquicentennial commence- 
ment celebration. Richard Holway was elected 
to the Lasell Board of Trustees in 1984. He was 
Treasurer from 1985 to 1991, and served as 
Chairman of the Board from 1992 to 1997. 

The honorary degree citation reads: "In your 
two decades of service to Lasell College, during 
which you have acted in every senior capacity on 
the Board, including chairman, you have helped 
inspire and shape the dream of a new Lasell. Ever 
mindful and appreciative of Lasell's rich heritage 
and history, you have applied your keen business 
acumen to ensuring a bright future for the 
College, by maneuvering it toward revitalization 
and a dramatic transformation. Your wise counsel 
and confident leadership have made possible the 
attainment of this institution's bold aspirations. 
With deep gratitude for your unwavering corn- 

Board Chairman Carol Cacciamani and President de Witt 
award former Lasell Board Chairman Richard Holway an 
honorary degree. 

ties for more than 40 years. The Holway Child 
Study Centers, which serve as laboratory schools 
for Lasell's Early Childhood and Elementary Edu- 
cation program, are among only ten percent of 
early childhood programs nationwide that are 
accredited by the National Association for the 
Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

Mr. Holway is a graduate of Wesleyan 
University and earned his M.B.A. from the Amos 
Tuck School of Business Administration at 
Dartmouth College. He has been active in a num- 
ber of businesses, professional and community 
organizations, including the Boston Security 
Analysts Federation, the Financial Analysts 
Federation, and he also served as a trustee of 
the Newton Wellesley Hospital. **• 



FALL 2001 

They Had a Ball! 


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''My own high note during the 
Sesauicentennial celebration 
was the surprise naming of 
de Witt Hall in the Winslow 
Academic Center in my honor 
by Joan and Bob Arnow. (I 
thought we were naming the 
hall in honor of Joan!) My 
heartfelt thanks to all of you 

Joan Weiler Arnow '49 and her husband Bob 

surprise President de Witt by naming the for- for yOUT gifts of time, talent, 

and resources to this 

venerable institution." 

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~ Thomas E.J. de Witt, President 

mer Winslow Auditorium de Witt Hall. 

Making it official, President de Witt proudly President de Witt shows his deep 
unveils the lettering above de Witt hall. appreciation to Bob Arnow. 


President de Witt, his wife, Margaret Ward (1), 
and the Arnows. 

President de Witt toasts Lynn Blodgett 
Williamson '46 at the dedication of the 
Williamson Living Room in Carpenter 
House, her former residence while a student 
at Lasell College. 

"Congratulations on 
a most successful 
Celebration. The entire 
four days were exciting^ 
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make severalnewffkndsl 


~ Terry Bergeron Hoyt '45 

"I am so proud to 
be honored with a 
degree from Lasell! 

~ Bonnie St. John Deane 
(convocation speaker, 
May 18, 2001) 


Ipttti! What a 

marvelous tribute 
and party." 

■ Emily Hubbel Weiss '36 


iffmafty thanks for 


sdtt Douglas alsohm 

wott$erfuftjme y Iwasl 

so afrpd he might be 

bored — but no way! 

tie thinks the College is 

just great. I have such 

interesting memories." 

-Peggy Boyd Greene '30 


Marguerite Boyd Greene '30 and her son 
Doug Greene share a hearty laugh at the 
dedication ceremony of the Gardner House 
Alcove. Doug surprised his mother by nam- 
ing this space in honor of her 90th birthday. 

"Dear DrSde Witt: I'm stilt on 
CloudNine! Thank you for 
the most wonderful weekend 
I think I have ever had: The 
dedication ceremony was so 
nice . . . never in my life have 
I had a standing ovation. 
What a thrill. Almostmakes 
it worthwhile being 90!" 

~ Peggy Greene '30 


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President de Witt and Elizabeth Gorton 
Collier '43 unveil the plaque designating the 
Collier Classroom in Wass Hall. 

"Dear Tom . . . You have done a 
marvelous job \oj 'raising tfie 
prestige of Lasell. And soon 
there will be some master '1 


degree fro]gra0sl 

~ Betty Gorton Collier '43 

FALL 2001 



Winslow Academic Center Dedications 

Susan Higgins Conrad '81 (1) and her 
sister, Marielle Forte, proudly stand 
next to the plaque identifying the 
Archives Display Case, named in hon 
or of their late mother, Louise "Tap" 
Tardivel Higgins '37, former chair of 
the Board of Trustees. 

Chair of the Board of Trustees Carol Cacciamani '65 welcomes 
alumni and friends to the official opening of the Winslow 
Academic Center. 

The late P. Lynn Kiefer Holt '61 (3rd from right) is all smiles at the dedication of 
the Holt Classroom on the second floor of the Winslow Academic Center. 

Campaign Co-Chairs Joan Howe Weber '51 (1) and 
Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56 proudly unveil the 
Campaign Leadership Plaque, honoring generous 
alumni and friends who supported the Lasell 150 

Co-Chair of the Lasell 150 Campaign 
Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56 shares a 
laugh with President de Witt before 
proceeding to the dedication of the 
Kraft Classroom in the Winslow 
Academic Center. 

Generous donors of the lower level spaces in the Winslow Academic Center (1 to r): Joanna 
Winslow '01, Martha Winslow, Eileen Winslow, Paul Winslow, Priscilla Winslow '35, Russ 
Winslow, Charlotte Winslow, George Putnam, Don Winslow, Arlene Wishart Sylvester '38, 
Nancy Burrows Putnam '50, President de Witt, Carolyn Wood Brox '59, Charles Brox, 
Barbara Berkman Sherman '42, and Freda Alexander '48. 





Nancy Burrows Putnam '50 and her husband George at the dedication of the Putnam Faculty 
Center, located in the lower level of the Winslow Academic Center. 

Don and Charlotte Winslow and their family gather to celebrate 
the dedication of the Winslow Family Faculty Common area. 


Campaign Endowment donors from Reunion Classes (1 to r): Lela Graham Moses 
'61, P. Lynn Kiefer Holt '61, Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56, Joan Howe Weber '51, 
Dwight Massey, Jo-Ann Vojir Massey '51, Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle '36, 
Gerry Weiss, Emily Hubbel Weiss '36. 

President de Witt and Lynn Blodgett Williamson '46 welcome new Heritage 
Society members (1 to r): Joy Stewart Rice '55, Marguerite Boyd Greene '30, 
and Dwight and Jo-Ann Vojir Massey '51. 


FALL 2001 



The series of events included a host of donor 
dedications, Reunion with the class of 1951 cele- 
brating its 50th anniversary, a black-tie gala 
dinner at the Newton Marriott, the pageantry of 
the College's 147th commencement, and a Boston 
Pops-style concert on Taylor Field by the New 
Philharmonia Orchestra. 

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards gave a 
memorable commencement speech on the 20th, 

with other notables, including author Robert B. 
Parker, humorist and stress management guru 
Loretta LaRoche, AOL Interactive President Ted 
Leonsis, and Olympic medallist Bonnie St. John 
Deane serving as convocation speakers for the 
College's three schools and for Lasell Village, the 
unique, continuing care retirement community 
with a built-in educational requirement. 

Sesquicentennial Civility Symposium 
Draws Record Attendance 


academic component? At Lasell, on April 27, 2001, Professor Joe Aieta, Humanities, and 
Arnow Professor Sylvia MacPhee, Sociology, participated in a symposium on civility that was a 
precursor to the 150 celebration. Associate Professor Stephen Sarikas, Science, chaired the event. 

Professor Aieta's paper was titled "Have We 
Lost Sight of the Value of Persons in Themselves? 
Might That Be Why We Don't Give A #*?! About 
Them? A Philosophical and Slightly Historical 
Speculative Musing." In it, he explored ethical 
questions about what might constitute a person 
and why there is need to respect persons. He then 
turned his attention from applications of theory to 


continued on page 15 

Professor Joseph Aieta speaks to a full house at the Civility 






a citation to the 107th Congress, recog- 
nizing the 150th anniversary of Lasell 
College, which was celebrated from 
May 17-20, 2001. 

"The College outgrew its mantle as the 
nation's oldest two-year college for women in 
1988, when it became a four-year baccalaure- 
ate degree-granting institution, and expand- 
ed again in 1998 by admitting men. Under 
President Thomas E.J. de Witfs leadership, 
these changes ushered in a new age of expan- 
sion and invention for Lasell College. The 
College has improved and expanded its facil- 
ities and invested in technology; those insti- 
tutional advances are reflected in outstanding 
support from alumni and friends," Senator 
Kerry's citation says. 

The citation lauded the fact that "the 
College is also the first to develop an educa- 
tion-based continuing care retirement com- 
munity (CCRC) on its campus." Lasell 
Village was built on a 13-acre site on the 
College's campus, and officially opened in 
October 2000. The Village employs the first 
full-time academic dean of a CCRC in the 
country. It has also become the headquarters 
of the Lasell Institute for Learning in 
Retirement, which offers continued learning 
opportunities for retirement-age adults in the 
greater Boston community. »• 



order to meet the challenge. "That goal was met 
eight months ahead of schedule. Additionally, 
Lasell's campaign has fully funded the $3.5 million 
Winslow renovation and restoration project," said 
Ruth Shuman, dean for institutional advancement. 
"The Kresge imprimatur raised Lasell's fundrais- 
ing effort to a new level, spurring support for the 
institution's ambitious goals as it continues its mis- 
sion to educate students for competent personal 
and professional lives," she said. 

"The overwhelming success of this campaign 
demonstrates the widespread and enthusiastic 
support for the College among its constituencies," 
said President de Witt. 

In addition to being the first multi-million- 
dollar campaign for the 150-year-old College, 
which celebrated its sesquicentennial with a four- 
day extravaganza, May 17-20, the campaign also 
yielded the first million-dollar gift from a living 
donor in Lasell's history. The gift endowed Lasell 
College's first academic chair. **• 


Campaign highlights within each of its strate- 
gic objectives include: 

Faculty Support and Development Lasell 
received its first million-dollar gift from a living 
donor to establish its first endowed faculty chair. 
In addition, two faculty development funds 
were established. 

Student Financial Aid: Campaign donors 
created 13 new endowed scholarship funds. 

Program Support: An Institute for Values and 
Public Life was funded to examine policies related 
to civility and to help provide Lasell's female stu- 
dents with a continued strong voice at the College 
during its transition to a coeducational mission 
in 1998. 

Physical Plant Improvements: In addition to 
the complete renovation of the old gymnasium into 
the state-of-the-art Winslow Academic Center, 
Campaign donors provided for the creation of a 
second athletic field; the complete redesign of the 
Edwards Student Center; and the renovation of 
classrooms and laboratories throughout the cam- 
pus. The newly renovated assembly hall in 
Winslow was named for President de Witt in a sur- 

prise dedication in May 2001 during the ribbon 
cutting for the Academic Center. 

Media Resources and Technology: Lasell 150 
saw the inauguration of the Brennan Library 
Society for Benefactors, Patrons, and Friends, 
which created an endowment solely for the 
Library. Major technology upgrades were accom- 
plished throughout campus, made possible 
through several large foundation grants and a 
challenge for technology met through gifts from 
alumni and friends. 

Unrestricted Endowment: Lasell's new chari- 
table trust program was developed and received 
almost $1 million in gifts, most of which will ulti- 
mately augment Lasell's endowment. 

The Annual Fund: A great success story! In 
addition to the generosity of alumni and friends to 
capital and endowment projects, the Annual Fund 
for the first time hit and subsequently exceeded the 
half-million dollar per year mark during the 
Campaign. The Lasell College Annual Fund has 
achieved record-breaking results in each of the last 
10 years. 

FALL 2001 



H ^ppy isoth birthd 

a y, Laseli; 

The 50th reunion class, 1951, was app 
members in attendance. 

lauded for having the most 


"I would encourage other alumni 

gto attend Reunion Weekend 

because it's great fun to see each 

other — one and all — and to see 

how Laseli has grown and yet, 

has remained the same." 

Barbara Caron MacLean '66 

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FALL 2001 



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gtne fops-style concert under the big tent. 


Front row, 1 to r: Barbara Keyes MacKinnon, Edith Taccone Kearney, Joan Kearney Cormay, Doris Stewart Sutton, 
Patricia Walsh Barry, Barbara Ferns Becker, Marie Arnold Wilson, Elizabeth Trisko Battis, Nancy Topping Heely, 
Beverly Pink Reynolds, Pat Raeder Crone, Joanne Monahan Garrity. Second row, 1 to r: Kathrine Aslanian Sivazlian, 
Kathleen Ballard Heck, Charlotte Kelley Campbell, Shirley Hannafin Adams, Barbara Jankowski Rusch, Nancy 
Roetting Clifford, Jo-Ann Vojir Massey, Mary Jane White Miller, Priscilla Freeman McCartney, Bonnie Reis Doe. 
Third row, 1 to n Claudette Razook Awad, Marjorie Cushing Gershaw, Libbie Fleet Glazer, Mary Jane Clark Maurici, 
Elizabeth Baumbach Hyne, Janet Wyman Meade, Beverly Broughton Shepard, Alice Kiehl Stover, Pat Suellau Jordan, 
Catherine Fouhy, Carol Bancroft. Back row, 1 to n Anna Stevenson Mangano, Lois Hutchinson Woodward, Jan Wolf 
Tarrant, Ann Van der Veer Bradley, Harriet Schwarz Ryan, Barbara Schoppy Talarico, Joan Howe Weber, Alice 
Pittenger, M. Elaine Quavillon Tull, Linda Heather Venezia. 

Our thanks to Joanne Monahan Garriry for doing a great job as a reunion liaison for the 50th Reunion! 


FALL 2001 



AOL's Ted Leonsis 
Urges Graduates 
to Find the joy of 
the journey 


AOL Interactive Properties Group, is 
considered a founding father of the 
new media industry and one of the 
Internet industry's foremost leaders 
and visionaries. 

Lasell Commencement 2001 

Ted Leonsis, President of AOL Interactive Properties 
Group, receives an honorary degree from President 
de Witt and Board Chairman Carol Cacciamani. 

As he told the students at the School of 
Business & Information Technology 
Convocation, Friday, May 18, he didn't get 
from there to here without some serious soul 
searching and a very positive attitude. 
"America is a great country with unlimited 
opportunities," he told the convocation audi- 
ence in de Witt Hall. 

Leonsis was the first one in his family to 
graduate from college. He was the son of a 
Greek immigrant who told the young 
Leonsis that "education is the key to success 
in life." And with a starting salary of $10,000 
per year, he entered an economy of 20% 
interest rates and rationed gas. An optimist 
who has "found joy in the journey," he 
shared his "10 steps to success" with the 

When Leonsis was in his twenties, he 
was in a near fatal plane crash and he vowed 
that if he came out of the situation alive, he 
would reassess his life's route and make a 
list of 101 things he wanted to accomplish 
before his death. "The personal metrics of 
success are the roadmap to self-actualiza- 
tion," he explained, "and as you check some- 
thing off the list there's a feeling of accom- 
plishment." So far Leonsis is at number 70 on 
his list of 101 things to accomplish! 

In conclusion, Leonsis said, "Your latest 
chapter has been written and your job is only 
the next chapter in your life's work. Your life 
will be a long novel, a body of work. Make 
me proud!" »■ 

Sunday, May 20, 2001 


Richards told the more than 1600 people gathered at the sesquicentennial commencement 
of Lasell College. "I don't remember his name of course. I only remember that I could not 
wait until he was finished. I just wanted to take the paper and get a ride to the party." 

Former Texas Governor 
Ann Richards addresses a 
rapt graduation audience. 

No one at the 
Lasell College com- 
mencement on 
Sunday, May 20th, on 
Taylor Field, is likely 
to forget her name, 
however, or the sage 
advice Governor 
Richards offered to the 
118 graduates of the 
class of 2001. 
In a memorable commencement speech deliv- 
ered in her easy Texas drawl, Governor Richards 
was witty, wise, and heartfelt as she offered valu- 
able advice for the future to her rapt audience of 
students, family and friends. "I don't know if God 
is listening, but I hear your prayers for brevity," 
she told the audience, before offering up a vivid 
verbal roadmap to a fulfilling life. 

"Your family and I want you to believe that 
your life is going to be wonderful," she said. 
"Thaf s part of our job description as parents and 
grandparents. We're so proud of you today and 
we want you to have everything you want and 
then we want you to have even more. But the truth 
is that living is a complicated business and few of 
us are fortunate enough to get the things we want 

when we want them. Profound disappointments, 
frustrations, sorrow — they're all a part of the exis- 
tence inside a human skin. So on behalf of your 
family and this institution, I want to tell you that if 
you look up in 10 years and find that you have not 
made your first million, or bought your first man- 
sion, or married the smartest and best looking 
thing in your crowd; if you have not produced the 
required 1.8 grandchildren — a girl and at least 
eight-tenths of a boy — or gotten them into the 
best schools, balanced your family and career, 
saved the world in your spare time; if you have 
not done all of that, or any of those things, you are 
not a failure and we will still love you." 

Governor Richards urged her audience to 
"tend to your home, listen to your heart, nurture 
your mind, have the courage to trust yourself and 
like yourself. My wish is that you live into being a 
unique person and find that person that is truly 
you and that you defy the haunting restrictions of 

Wryly, she advised graduates to "never turn 
down a new experience unless you know it is seri- 
ously illegal or life threatening. There's always a 

continued on page 9 



"People fall down. Winners get up. 
...Gold medal winners get up the fastest." 

It is the credo by which Bonnie St. John 
Deane likes to live. The motivational speaker, 
executive coach, author and the president of 
SJD&Co., who thrives on challenge, shared her 
sometimes difficult life experiences with her 
audience at the School of Allied Health 
Convocation, Friday, May 18, in a moving 
convocation address. 

From a family of modest means, Bonnie 
St. John Deane became an amputee at age five. 
Against tremendous odds, she used imagina- 
tion and determination to push past the limita- 
tions of disability and became a silver medallist 
in downhill skiing at the 1984 winter 
Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Her inspir- 
ing message of hope and courage to her audi- 
ence at the Lasell convocation was infused with 
real- world wisdom about persevering — and 
triumphing — in every aspect of one's life. 

"I learned I had to work hard for what 
many others took for granted," she told gradu- 
ates and their families at the ceremony. 

Wearing a gold medal smile 
along with her silver Olympic 
medal, Bonnie St. John Deane 
speaks at the School of Allied 
Health Convocation. 


you have to go 

through some pain 

to get to a better 

place," said the 

successful wife, 

mother, and entrepreneur. 

Athletics is not the only area in which 
Bonnie St. John Deane has excelled. She is an 
honors graduate of Harvard and Oxford, a 
Rhodes scholar, and during the Clinton 
Administration was appointed as a Director of 
Human Capital Issues on the White House 
National Economic Council. 

She is the author of the book, Succeeding 
Sane: Making Room for Joy in a Crazy World, 
published by Simon & Schuster. 

Prior to her convocation appearance, 
Bonnie St. John Deane made a stop at the 
Holway Child Study Center to meet and chat 
with the youngsters. ** 



FALL 2001 


Loretta Laroche Makes Them Laugh 
(and Think) at Village Convocation 

funny lady and stress management consultant Loretta LaRoche proclaimed herself "taken 
aback that you are dealing with aging in such a wonderful way. I can see the vibrations 
from your brains," she insisted during the opening salvo of her bend-in-half, laugh- 
provoking convocation speech at Lasell Village on Thursday, May 17. 

In the tent-covered courtyard that was jammed disease, thaf s when your chest falls into your 
with some 200 Villagers, students, faculty, staff and drawers. But we need to be allowed to age with 
family, laughter was the rule of order. more grace. 

"This is a phenomenon, an educational retire- "Enjoy your food. You should be moaning with 

ment community without bran. You might as well pleasure when you eat. We're at 60 percent obesity 

be in Oz without the tin man," she laughed — as in this country because we are all on low fat diets," 

robustiy as did her audience. she chortled. "When you're eating, enjoy and don't 

report anyone," she cautioned. 

Laughter is the key to reducing stress levels, 
she told her audience, and she cited the research to 
prove it. "So make sure you have a laugh a day, 
even if you have to get together and force it," she 
teased. "Children laugh 440 times a day," she main- 
tained. "If s physically impossible to be stressed 
and laugh at the same time." And to prove it, 
LaRoche inquired, "Ever try to lift furniture and 
laugh at the same time?" 

Loretta LaRoche was awarded an Honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters at the Convocation. The 
citation read: 

"As a high-profile speaker, lecturer, television 
personality, and best-selling author, you have 
helped millions say no to stress and embrace a 
healthier, happier lifestyle. Through your irreverent 
humor and unconventional style, you make group 
therapy accessible and fun. We salute you for 
reminding us in such a vibrant way, how humor 
can help change attitudes and relationships. With 
appreciation, the Board of Trustees of Lasell 
College proudly confers upon you the degree of 
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, with all 
the rights and privileges pertaining thereto." **- 

Loretta LaRoche shares words of wisdom and humor at the 
Village Convocation. 

LaRoche, speaker, lecturer, best-selling author 
and humorist, has helped millions embrace a 
healthier, happier lifestyle. Through irreverent 
humor and an unconventional style, LaRoche 
makes cognitive therapy attainable and amusing. 
And so she did at the Lasell Village convocation. 
"Are you sage-ing rather than aging?" she queried 
as she lauded Villagers for their mentoring activi- 
ties and their commitment to improving others' 
lives as well as their own. She talked about a grow- 
ing climinishment of community and collaboration, 
saying, 'Jehovah's Witnesses are the only people 
who still stop by." But, she insists, "People are the 
glue of life. Take what you are and make it more." 
She urged her listeners to enjoy all aspects of life 
with gusto. "Act strange, act really strange. 
Eccentrics live longer and have fewer doctor's 
visits," she said. 

"As you age, make fun of yourself. I notice 
things are hanging now. Things that were up are 
down now. My mother got out of the shower and 
said to me, Took at me/ and I said, 1 don't think 
so,'" LaRoche guffawed. "We all get furniture 

Getting in the spirit of things, the audience dons funny 
noses, to Loretta LaRoche's delight. 



risk, but the greater risk lies in missing half of your 
life if you don't try." She also told graduates not to 
"live for tomorrow. . . if 11 never get here." 

Following a rousing standing ovation for her, 
Governor Richards was awarded an Honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters from Lasell College by 
Lasell President de Witt. 

The citation reads: 'You have blazed through 
the American political firmament, rapturing the 

nation's attention and imagination with your gift 
for oratory and humor. With your comrnitment, 
passion, courage of conviction, and wit, you have 
shattered glass ceilings and stereotypes, hurdled 
personal and political obstacles, and enlivened the 
national political arena as a champion for equality, 
a better environment, and positive social change. 
The Board of Trustees of Lasell College therefore 
proudly confers upon you the degree of Doctor of 
Humane Letters, honoris causa, with all the rights 
and privileges pertaining thereto." ** 

Robert Parker 
Honored at Lasell 

their families at the School of Arts and 
Sciences Convocation, Saturday, May 
19th, best-selling author Robert Parker 
gave a first hand, wry account of the 
hows and whys, the craft and the busi- 
ness, of his chosen career. 

He didn't spring immediately from col- 
lege as a crime writer. When Parker first went 
to work he tried the advertising business, 
held a job as an industrial editor and then 
decided to get his Ph.D. in English so that he 
would have time to write when he wasn't 
teaching. He joked about his teaching style: "I 
was entertaining and not punitive. I was not 
rigid about things like attendance. . .1 didn't 
flunk a lot of people. My office hours were 
midnight to 1:00 a.m." 

Author Robert Parker receives his honorary degree 
from President de Witt. 

Robert Parker began writing his Spenser 
novels in 1971. "I never had trouble coming 
up with ideas. When I was teaching fiction 
and asked my students to write a 10,000- 
word piece I would frequently hear, 1 can't 
think anything up.' This has never been 
my problem." 

Parker is disciplined about his writing 
and insists on completing five finished pages 
a day. "I can write in almost any circum- 
stance. If s not crucial where or when." He 
picked the mystery genre because "I'm a big 
fan of Raymond Chandler." He likes to have a 
new Spenser novel published every spring. 

The first time Parker made a deal to make 
a film was in 1979. "The movie was to be of 
my book Wilderness, and it still hasn't been 
made," he joked. His most recent made-for- 
TV movie is Walking Shadow staring Marcia 
Gay Harden and Joe Montegna. Shooting was 
recently completed in Vancouver. 

His advice to students who might want to 
write: "Find a way to do it. You have to have 
the time. I couldn't do it without knowing 
I have the whole day. You also need the 
discipline, the ability to sit there and do it 
regularly. I would take discipline over talent. 
And you need persistence. Just keep showing 
your manuscript to people who might 
publish it." »- 

FALL 2001 



corporate sponsors joined in the 
support of Lasell College's 150th 

"The generosity of these corporations 
has enabled a small institution such as Lasell 
to extend its reach and stretch its resources," 
said Ruth Shuman, the College's dean for 
Institutional Advancement. 

America Online, Inc. (AOL), a division 
of AOL Time Warner, the world's leader in 
interactive services, Web brands, Internet 
technologies and e-commerce services, was 
the lead sponsor of the four-day sesquicen- 
tennial celebration. Ted Leonsis, president 
of AOL Interactive Properties Group, spoke 
at the College's School of Business & 
Information Technology Convocation. 

The Boston architectural firm of 
Jeremiah Eck Architects, Inc. was the corpo- 
rate benefactor that sponsored the School 
of Business & Information Technology 
Convocation. The firm designed the restora- 
tion of both the College's Yamawaki Art & 
Cultural Center and its recently opened 
Winslow Academic Center. 

Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation's 
leading professional services firms providing 
assurance and advisory, tax, and manage- 
ment consulting services throughout the 
United States, was also a benefactor of the 
celebration. D&T sponsored the School of 
Allied Health Convocation where Bonnie 
St. John Deane, Olympic medallist and 
author, motivated graduates with a moving, 
can-do speech. 

The School of Arts & Sciences 
Convocation was sponsored by Groom 
Construction of Swampscott, MA. The com- 
pany has worked with the College on the 
newly renovated Edwards Student Center, 
bookstore and cafeteria. 

Steffian Bradley Associates Inc., the 
Boston-based, award- winning architecture, 
planning, interior, and environmental graph- 
ic design firm was a benefactor and sponsor 
of the Convocation at Lasell Village. Steffian 
Bradley designed the Lasell Village complex. 

D & S Landscaping of Newtonville, 
MA, sponsored the alumni lobster bake. 
Additionally, the Auburndale Co-Operative 
Bank of Auburndale, MA and McDermott, 
Will & Emery, attorneys at law, of Boston, MA, 
sponsored the outdoor concert on Sunday. 

Other Massachusetts based companies 
that served as sponsors included Andersen 
Windows, BHF Printing, GroupComm 
Systems, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Mullaney 
Corporation, Murray Johnstone Interna- 
tional, Ltd., J.W. Seligman & Co., State Street 
Global Advisors, Sunshine Sign Company, 
Signature Communications, TIAA-CREF and 
the Wayland Group. »- 

Yamawaki Sesquicentennial Exhibit 
Highlights Work of Alumni 

all alumni artists to see if they would be interested in submitting examples of their work 
to a sesquicentennial art exhibit, the number of responses she received thrilled her. 

She got in touch with former Yamawaki 
Gallery Director Bob Kates, who put the show 
together. "We decided to have each artist show 
three or four pieces in order to get a better under- 
standing of their work," explains Bob, "and this 
approach was met with universal approval. Of the 
19 artists who exhibited, three either sold or had 
pieces commissioned." 

Jacquie Saunders, who chaired Lasell's former 
Department of Art & Music, was a special guest 
artist and submitted two collagraphs. "Jacquie 
was much admired by her students and she 
always told them to use bold, free strokes," smiles 
Bob, "but artists have a way of adopting their own 
style. Virginia Taylor '62 took Jacquie's classes 
and yet her work is very small and detailed. 

"Some of the artists built on interests that they 
had at Lasell," says Bob, "while others came to 
where they are today after several changes in 
direction, both artistically and in their careers. " 

Susan Miller-Havens '65 graduated from 
Lasell with an A.S. in Nursing Science and, until 
the 1990' s, her career was in the medical field. 
Although her work was centered in psycho- 
therapy, she did manage to find time to enroll 
in Wellesley College's Continuing Education 
Program. "Over the years I took every art 
course they offered," she enthuses. 

In 1990, Miller-Havens accompanied her 
daughter to an art class. "I got the bug again," she 
explains, "and I thought, 'if I don't do this now, 
I'll never do it.' At Wellesley, I concentrated on 

abstract land- 
scape painting 
and the use of 
the color white. 
A classmate 
pointed out that 
baseball players 
wear white and 
this is when I 
did my first 
painting of a 
sports figure." 
This year, 
following the 
purchase of a 
life-size portrait 
by the National 
Portrait Gallery 
and the comple- 
tion of a com- 
mission of the 
Dean of the Harvard School of Education, her por- 
trait of 1970's Red Sox player Jim Rice, titled "Jim- 
Ed," sold at the Sesquicentennial Exhibit. 

Titled "Jim-Ed," Susan Miller- 
Havens' painting of Red Sox 
player Jim Rice was sold at the 
Alumni Art Show. 

Kristin Mackay '77 , who makes stained glass 
windows and dichronic glass jewelry, majored in 
para-professional community mental health while 
at Lasell, an area that now falls under human ser- 
vices. "I only took one jewelry metal-smithing 
course during my Lasell years, and didn't follow 
up on it for quite a while." 


President de Witt talks with artist and exhibitor Virginia 
Tsouros Taylor '62 and her daughter, Jane Taylor, 
at the opening. 

Kristin is currently the Alternative Education 
Coordinator at Lunenburg High School, working 
with adolescents who are at risk. "It wasn't until I 
made my niece a stained glass window for her 
wedding present that I realized how much I 
missed working with glass." 

Kristen exhibited two originally designed, 
jewel studded, Tiffany-style stained glass win- 
dows at the Lasell exhibit and although none of 
her jewelry was on display, she was wearing one 
of her dichronic glass and sterling bracelets. 
"Dichronic is Greek for two colors and the glass 
was originally invented by NASA for the Hubble 
Telescope as a filtering device," she explains. Her 
jewelry caught the eye of someone at the art show, 
who decided to commission a piece. 

Mary Jane Morse '73 did major in art while at 
Lasell but "I knew I couldn't make a living at it so 
I didn't continue with it and it took me 17 years to 
return to it. But I was never happy away from it. 
There was always this gnawing feeling." Mary 
Jane decided to quit her job and is now painting 
full time. Her pastel, "Autumn on the Connecticut: 
Mt. Ascutney," sold at the sesquicentennial show. 

No matter what the route taken, the alumni 
represented at the show were drawn to art from 
an early age, have seen their work evolve, and 
have a real passion for their field. As Carol Phalen 
Swiggett '56 says, "What excites me most about 
painting is the process and the continual sense 
of discovery. The finished product is secondary. 
Art is a journey." ** 



FALL 2001 


Under the Bright Lights of Lasell's 
Fashion Institute 

the move. The program is enjoying one of the strongest student enrollment years in recent 
history as student numbers in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising keep increasing. 
Rounding out the program, Graphic Design was added to the roster this fall. 

At the Gala Fashion Show, a model wears a 
dress designed by Lorica Elana Sifken '01. 

At LIFT, students from all the design fields 
work together to form a cohesive unit: the mer- 
chandising majors develop, promote, and produce 
the shows for the design majors and the graphic 
design majors work with both. 

Behind a successful program stands a strong, 
committed faculty that is there for the students and 
fosters the concept of connected learning, Lasell's 
unique melding of class- 
room theory with real-life 
professional experience. 
"We've hired an experi- 
enced and entrepreneurial 
faculty that believes in giv- 
ing the students ownership 
of what they're doing and 
sees that they carry both 
the theory and the practical 
application of their pro- 
grams outside the class- 
room, " says Richard Bath, 
director of LIFT. 

Many of LIFT's faculty members are designers 
in Boston and all are able to introduce students to 
fellow fashion designers and provide them access 
to the real world of fashion design. For instance, 
lecturer Jay Calderin is founder of Boston Fashion 
Week and, as Jen LXMinico '01 exclaims, "He's so 
up on things and he's given us an opportunity to 
work on two or three of the shows he's been 
involved in. When he showed at the Boston Public 
Library, we helped set it up, worked on the dis- 
plays, and garnered an enormous amount of expe- 
rience." Calderin also developed a web site 
( that provides 
some professional exposure for Lasell students. 

Internships are a strong part of both the design 
and merchandising programs. Assistant Professor 
Joan Morris works with design students while the 
merchandising majors are under the leadership of 
Assistant Professor Sarah Scavone. There is 100 
percent placement for students and every student 
must complete his or her internship in the fall of 
their senior year. 

"The internship is a great stepping stone for 
future career placement and the students work 
hard," Sarah Scavone explains. "After completing a 
four-week seminar on campus in September, they 
begin work at their site where they must put in 400 
hours. At the end of the semester, teamwork comes 
into play when the whole fashion group makes a 
final presentation in front of a board comprised of 
individuals from the fashion industry. The entire 
experience is very intense," says Scavone. 

A recent internship innovation has been the 
introduction of a study abroad segment that has 
been designated as part of the Honors program. 
Carey Wolfe '01, a Fashion Merchandising major, 
who went to London for three months on a buying 

internship, was the first to take advantage of this 

The Class of 2001 received extra experience by 
timing their graduation presentations with Lasell's 
Sesquicentennial. "We've been taught to focus," 
Jen DiMinico explains. "Once we start out with an 
idea, we've learned to stick with it and follow 
through without taking short cuts." This was evi- 
dent in the work the students did 
for both the Annual Fashion Show 
and the special fashion show for 
the Sesquicentennial Celebration 
Gala Dinner on Saturday, May 19, 
where each design senior's collec- 
tion was displayed. 

The senior merchandising stu- 
dents, who did all the leg work 
and got the show up and on, were 
assisted by two top tier faculty 
members. Elie Honein, a leading 
Boston photographer / graphic 
designer, organized the music and 
lighting for the show and Misha Lenn designed 
and executed the dramatic backdrop of Bragdon 
Hall. Lenn, who comes from St. Petersburg, Russia, 
did the scenery for the Broadway musical "Ragtime," 
and has illustrated for Calvin Klein as well as sold 
his distinctive paintings to notables including 
Mikail Gorbachev. 

The two, almost back-to-back fashion shows 
were hard work, as Joan Morris and her four senior 
design students, who each produced 10 garments, 
can attest. "Joan has made such a difference in 

Assistant Professor Joan Morris helps Michelle Magenghi 
'01 (left) and Jen DiMinico '01 (right) before the spring 
fashion show. 

our design department," says Richard Bath. "She 
brings more than 20 years of experience to the 
program and is also currently creating for Fenaroli 
Designs. She's there for her students every step of 
the way." And, there are many steps, from coming 
up with the original idea, sketching it on paper, 
creating a pattern, testing it with muslin, buying 
the fabric, putting the piece together and finally, 
fitting it. Each outfit takes at least a week of 
intense work. 

Seniors Trina Green and Jennifer DiMinico, 
both came to Lasell specifically because of its 
Fashion Design program and they have not been 
disappointed. Their fashion lines are quite different 
with Trina designing evening club wear and Jen 
focusing on easy-to-wear, classic design that can 
be worn over and over. The collection of Catherine 
Larkin '01 has a seashell motif that ran through 
all her clothing, while the outfits of Lorica Elana 
Sifken '01 are influenced by Japan and include 
several beautiful and very original kimonos. 

Students first started designing clothing at 
Lasell in 1911, which makes the Fashion Institute 
one of the oldest in the country. But, more impor- 
tantly, it is growing at a tremendous pace. With a 
strong faculty and dedicated students, the program 
will continue to create new ideas that will keep it a 
premier fashion program in the Northeast. Hang 
on to your haute couture hats! **- 


Because of the two-year effort of Assistant 
Professor Jill Carey, the Goodwill Fashion 
Collection is on mdefinite loan to Lasell. The 
lavish clothing collection contains pieces which 
date back to before 1850 and run to 1970. At the 
sesquicentennial gala, LIFT students modeled 
several fiighlights from the 
Collection, including an 1840's 
wool challis, plaid day dress 
with a layered skirt that 
required an hourglass waist, 
and a 1960 silk and polyester 
dress by Pucci. 

Jill Carey first became 
acquainted with the Collection 
through Maturity Matters, a 
clothing manufacturer for 
senior citizens. She did an 
annual fundraiser for Goodwill 
where she turned their atrium 
into a scene from the Public 
Gardens of 1800 and realized 

Heather Makara '01 models an 
1840's day dress from the Goodwill 

what a treasure trove the Collection was. "The 
president of Goodwill had said, We have some 
old clothing, jewelry and hats,'" laughs Richard 
Bath. "What an understatement!" 

The Museum of Fine Arts approached 
Goodwill to see about taking over the Collection, 
but Lasell's competing presenta- 
tion persuaded Goodwill to loan 
the Collection to the College, 
where it would be cataloged, dis- 
played, and would be used as a 
true educational resource. 
"Students have been helping Jill 
identify pieces, which has been a 
wonderful teaching tool. It has 
helped us connect the future to 
the past," says Richard Bath. 
"Fashion is evolutionary, it 
repeats itself, and working with 
the Collection, the students see 
this. It is an entire history course." 

FALL 2001 





"The TLC is designed to provide acade- 
mic and technical support to faculty as they 
develop innovative ways in which to use 
technology in their classroom teaching/' 
explains Director of InformationTechnology, 
Deborah Gelch. "The TLC for faculty will 
supply equipment and training for teaching 
methodologies designed to meet the Varied 
learning styles of Lasell students in a tech- 
nology-centered classroom atmosphere." 

The grant from the Davis Educational 
Foundation will be used primarily for faculty 
development grants and for training. Stanton 
and Elisabeth Davis established the Davis 
Educational Foundation after his retirement 
as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc. 
The Davis Foundation has been a generous 
benefactor to Lasell's growing emphasis on 
technology. The Foundation awarded Lasell 
a $250,000 grant in 1994 to help build the 
institution's technology infrastructure. 

The RoseMary B. Fuss Teaching and 
Learning Center for Faculty, in the College's 
Brennan Library, has been established to 
honor the contributions of service and phil- 
anthropy of Mrs. Fuss. She currently serves 
as a trustee of the College and as chair of 
the Lasell Village Board, and although she 
is not a Lasell alumna, she has become 
one of the institution's most visible and 
determined supporters. 

Mrs. Fuss, who hails from a family 
deeply committed to education, clearly 
believes in carrying on the tradition. The 
creative force behind the Lasell 150 Web site 
(, she has grown 
into one of the College's most knowledge- 
able historians in the process. **• 


• John Carroll, associate professor, 
Education, is researching and writing 
a paper on the use of assistive tech- 
nologies at Lasell College. 

• Helen Alcola, assistant professor, 
Humanities, is having her VCR tapes 
for Spanish students transferred to 
Digital Media so her classes can access 
them through Jenzabar, the Web por- 
tal that ties Lasell communities 
together through the Internet and 

• Felice Gordis, assistant professor, 
Social Science, is having a computer 
program written to track students' 

Wireless Zones Create Classrooms 
without Walls 

modalities at Lasell by creating "classrooms without walls," the College is now using 
the Internet and wireless technology to improve and expand the way its diverse, 
multi-generation campus constituencies interact. 

In an exciting new initiative to "unplug" 
technology and make it available 
throughout the institution, wireless 
zones have been installed in key campus 
locations to maximize 

Now, laptops equipped 
with inexpensive, easy-to- 
install wireless network cards 
(about $70 each), and other wireless 
devices can yield the same results as 
their wired counterparts. With a click of a 
button, signals are transmitted through radio 
waves from the wireless device to small, strategi- 
cally placed, easy-to-install wireless hubs that cost 
about $400. "Wireless has brought the four 'abili- 
ties' to Lasell," Director of Information Technology 
Deborah Gelch says happily, citing wireless' pen- 
chant for "portability, affordability, reliability, and 

Through the College's Jenzabar web portal, a 
Web-based Intranet application that ties together 
the College, Lasell Village, and the nationally- 
accredited Holway Child Study Centers for 
toddlers and infants, all Lasell constituencies can 
enjoy a dynamic, real-time, self-service means 
for bi-directional communication and interaction. 
Students can register, add and drop courses, 
obtain transcripts and check their account 
balances, all with a click of their computer mouse. 
Throughout the Lasell College and Village cam- 
puses, faculty, students and administrators can 
chat, post to message boards, and utilize course 
management tools that encourage faculty 
members to develop and publish course 
materials online. 

No more sitting in a residence hall by one's 
self, staring at a computer screen. Now, with wire- 
less, students are untethered from technology! 

Thanks to wireless technology at Lasell, stu- 
dents can meet at the 1851 to grab a bite to eat, 
or gather in the comfortable and congenial Glow 
Lounge, or convene in a quiet space in Brennan 
Library, fire up their laptops, check their email 
or surf the Web, or work together to complete a 
class project. 

"We've gotten a great deal of positive feedback 
from students, faculty, and administrators about 
our new wireless capabilities," says Deborah. "And 
the new wireless system is as secure as the tradi- 
tional wired systems. 

"At the core of our new deployment of 'wire- 
less cyber zones' is the Bluesocket Wireless 
Gateway being beta tested at Lasell. 

"By using 
Bluesocket, we can 
maintain the same kind of 
security and management 
tools we rely on from our 
wired network — yet wireless 
networks are dramatical- 
ly easier and less expen- 
sive to deploy and 
extend. Furthermore, I 
really like how the 
Bluesocket sol- 
ution lets 
me man- 
age who is 
on the net- 
work and how 
much bandwidth 
they are alloted," 
explains Deborah. 

Wireless zones at Lasell College include: 

The Brennan Library: With wireless cards 
installed in their laptops, students can now log 
onto the Lasell network without cumbersome 
cords, collaborate on work projects, write term 
papers and conduct research on the Web while 
they refer to books and documents in the school 
library and on line. 

Learning Center With convenient, portable, 
affordable and reliable wireless technology, faculty 
can interact with students in real-time as course- 
work ensues. 

Student Activity Centers: As they socialize or 
grab a quick snack in one of Lasell's student 
lounges — students can easily log on to check their 
e-mail, browse the web and connect to files on cer- 
tain College networks to which they have been 
granted access by the network administrators. 

Holway Child Study Centers: Computers and 
a wireless network are installed in the campus tod- 
dler and infant day care centers, allowing the day 
care providers to communicate with parents who 
want to check in on their children during the day. 

Lasell College intends to broaden the use of 
wireless networks across the entire campus for 
computer users of all ages. In the future, the 
College plans to install WLANs in student dormi- 
tories and in Lasell Village. **• 



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Jenzabar: Integrating Ideas and Interactivity 
Through State-of-the-Art Technology 

of Lasell Village residents in significant ways. 

The Village campus is fully wired so resi- 
dents can readily access the Lasell network from 
their residential computers. And now, with 
Jenzabar, a Web-based Intranet application for 
students and teachers devoted exclusively to 
higher education and life-long-learning, collabo- 
rating with each other, with traditional-age 
students, and communicating with faculty has 
become easier. 

"Here, living and learning go hand-in-hand 
in promoting an active and engaged lifestyle for 
residents," explains College and Village Director 
of Information Technology, Deborah Gelch. 

"One of the requirements for residence at 
Lasell Village is that retirees actively participate in 
450 hours of continuing education, which many 
residents fulfill by taking courses at the College, 
lenzabar provides an Internet-based online com- 
munity for faculty, traditional and Village stu- 
dents and administrators, and course manage- 
ment tools that encourage faculty members to 
develop and publish course materials online. 

The installation and campuses-wide (Lasell 
College and Village) use of Jenzabar support 
Lasell's key objectives of promoting a diverse 
community, making learning resources easily 
accessible and advancing communication and col- 
laboration among all the College's constituencies. 
"Our traditional-age students benefit greatly from 
the perspectives and life experiences Villagers 
share with them inside and outside of the class- 


room, and vice versa," says Deborah. 

Through Jenzabar, Village residents have 
easy access to lecture notes and on-line chats. 
They attend classes at the College, but they are 
also able to conveniently participate in the educa- 
tional process directly from their residences. 

'Villagers and students enjoy the ability to 
communicate with each other freely, any time of 
the day or night, via Jenzabar," continues Deborah. 

Traditional-age students and Villagers use the 
Web portal extensively for course management. 
"Jenzabar allows them to receive posted assign- 
ments and take online tests," says Deborah. "It 
also makes it much easier for adjunct faculty 
to remain in close touch with students. Overall, 
our students learn in a more professional atmos- 
phere because of the wide range of options 
Jenzabar provides." 

Beyond the educational benefits, Jenzabar 
enhances campus life in a variety of other ways. 
'Jenzabar makes it possible for students to have 
threaded discussions and chat during evening 
hours. They can also conveniently check out 
campus events and dates," explains Deborah. 
"We are also able to easily conduct online 

For all constituencies on the Lasell 
College /Lasell Village campuses, Jenzabar pro- 
vides a satisfying and seamless approach to inte- 
grating ideas and interactivity through state-of- 
the-art technology. **- 

Lasell Institute of Fashion Technology and 
Investronica USA Form Creative, 
Academic/Business Partnership 

the leading retail fashion design and merchandising programs in New England, has entered 
into a creative partnership with Investronica Systems USA that has yielded a gift of approxi- 
mately $92,000 worth of the company's leading-edge software system to the College. 
/Ci^N. investronica terns — to Lasell as part of an agreement that 

The Spanish-owned company, with offices in 
Atlanta, GA, specializes in the development of 
CAD design tools (Computer Assisted Design), 
CAM systems (Computer Assisted Manufacturing) 
and CIM projects (Computer Integrated 
Manufacturing) for the apparel and upholstery, 
automobile, and aeronautics industries. 
Investronica has donated 11 stations of its software 
system — a CAD system used by the apparel 
industry for pattern generation, marker generation, 
and manufacturing through automated cutting sys- 

includes the establishment of a Lasell College- 
based center for training and development for 
Investronica USA. 

The donation of software is the beginning 
of what LIFT Director Richard Bath describes as 
"an exciting academic and business partnership 
that can be very fruitful for the College and 
Investronica. Our students will have the benefit of 
learning their art and craft on software that is one 
of the top two software systems used throughout 

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Lasell's New Doran 
Lab Loads Up on 
Mac Compu 


r » i 

has been reconfigured with 17 state-of- 
the-art Macintosh (Mac) computers. 

The Doran Computer Lab's new Macintosh 
computers will be invaluable to Lasell's graphic 
design majors. 

Students in the College's new fashion 
graphic design major are using the Doran 
Computer Lab, located on the ground level of 
Brennan Library. And, since graphic design is 
a niche that Apple, which manufacturers the 
Mac, has dominated since the beginning of 
the Mac versus PC marketing battles, Lasell 
has made the brand new machines available 
for classroom use. 

The Mac versus PC debate has been rag- 
ing for years," acknowledges IT Director 
Deborah Gelch, who maintains that there are 
advantages and disadvantages to both com- 
puter operating systems. "Still, although we 
are dominantly a PC campus, we do maintain 
a 20% ratio of Macs for student use," she says. 

Although PCs are more common in the 
workplace - more than 90% of businesses 
worldwide use PCs - Macs are considered the 
computers of choice by graphic designers who 
insist their Macs offer more speed, superior 
design software, and better color matching to 
enhance their desktop publishing, video edit- 
ing, and general graphic applications. 

"In a recent survey, most wired colleges 
offer a diversification of computer operating 
systems," say Deborah. /7 We are pleased to do 
the same." 

The Doran Lab was named by Marjorie 
Doran '37, in memory of her husband, A. 
Benedict Doran. **• 

FALL 2001 



Cindy Baron, director of the Holway Child 
Study Centers, reports that The Barn received its 
national accreditation renewal. The Center is 
nationally accredited by the National Association 
for the Education of Young Children. Only 10% 
of all childcare centers in the country achieve 
this status. 

The Barn graduated its 11th class of pre-school- 
ers this June. The event was marked with the gradu- 
ation ceremony and the Center picnic. 

Linda Bucci, chair and assistant professor, 
Justice Studies, School of Arts & Sciences, who 
holds a B.A. degree from Boston College, an M.S. 
degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern 
University, and a J.D. degree from Boston College 
Law School, has been offering a summer course, 
"Issues in Crime and Justice," at Lasell Village as 
well as lecturing on the topics "Does the Jury 
Svstem Work?" and "Should Consensual 
Nonconforming Behavior Be Prohibited by Law?" 
at the Village's Friday Forum Lecture Series. In 
November 2000, she was a faculty presenter at the 
third annual Northeast Regional Child Maltreat- 
ment Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Her 
paper was titled "The Investigation and Prosecution 
of Physical Child Abuse Cases." 

K. Brewer Doran, Ph.D., associate dean of the 
School of Business and Information Technology, 

recently taught a joint MBA course, "How to Do 
Business" in China in Beijing for Tsinghua 
University (China) and Reims University (France). 
She has an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, 
an M.B.A. degree from the University of Virginia 
(Darden School) and a Ph.D. from McGill 
University. On the Lasell campus, Dean Doran is 
overseeing the integration of graduate and interna- 
tional studies. 

Elisa M. Scarsella, 
Student Affairs admini- 
strative assistant, volun- 
teered for American Cancer 
Society's Relay for Life, 
which took place in May 
2001. The Curry College 
graduate, who is an 
Aerobics /Dance Instructor in her spare time, 
serves as the staff advisor for Lasell College's dance 
team, Rhythm Unique. 

Cristina Haverty, assis- 
tant professor of Allied 
Health and clinical coordina- 
tor for Athletic Training, 
serves as the head athletic 
trainer for Region 1 (East) 
Olympic Development Girls' 
Soccer Program and as head 


Tessa LeRoux, Ph.D. joins Lasell as associ- 
ate professor of Sociology and director of the 
Donahue Institute. Dr. LeRoux holds a doctorate 
in sociology from Rand Afrikaans University, 
Johannesburg, South Africa. She has taught soci- 
ology part-time at Lasell for the past year and 
coordinates epidemiological research for a 
patient advocacy group, PXE International. She 
held the previous positions of associate profes- 
sor of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, 
Pretoria, South Africa, and assistant professor 
of Sociology at the University of South Africa. 

Dr. LeRoux comes to Lasell with extensive 
teaching, research, and administrative experi- 
ence and has published several articles and 
books in the area of family sociology and 
women's issues. Looking forward to her new 
position, Professor LeRoux says, "The great soci- 
ologist Max Weber once said, 'Nothing has any 
value for man as a man (sic) which he cannot do 
with passion.' I believe that the Donahue 
Institute should foster passion for social justice 
in all spheres of life, based on responsible civic 
engagement. This, I believe, is what education is 
all about." 

Sharyn Lowenstein, Ph.D. joins the College 
as associate professor of English and director of 
the Center for Public Service. Dr. Lowenstein 
received her Ed.D. from Boston University. She 
has held the previous positions of grant writer 
and staff associate at Bunker Hill Community 
College, associate professor and director of the 
Learning Center at Lesley University, assistant 
professor at the College of Public and 
Community Service /UMass Boston and 

assistant professor of Education and director of 
the Learning Center at the University of New 
Hampshire at Manchester. 

Dr. Lowenstein brings a wealth of experience 
in working with faculty and students on service- 
learning projects; she also has an excellent record 
of receiving and managing educational grants. 
She has published prodigiously, mostly in the 
area of pedagogical scholarship. "I very much 
look forward to working with the Lasell commu- 
nity to continue to develop service-learning ini- 
tiatives. I am excited to meet faculty, staff, and 
students here at the College," she says. 

"The Donahue Institute and Center for 
Public Service are both essential in our quest to 
saturate all academic programs with connected 
learning initiatives while also making civic 
awareness and active citizenship priorities of a 
Lasell education," says Academic Vice President 
James Ostrow. "Dr. LeRoux brings fresh ideas 
and passion to the Donahue Institute; under her 
leadership, I believe the Institute will become a 
major force in our effort to engage students, fac- 
ulty, and staff in ongoing reflection on the mean- 
ing and importance of citizenship in a democracy 
and civility in a community." 

"We are also very fortunate to have Dr. 
Lowenstein joining Lasell," Dr. Ostrow contin- 
ues. "I am confident that she will help us to 
develop many new opportunities in community 
project-focused education — a major initiative in 
the expansion of connected learning at the 
College. I look forward to the leadership of our 
new directors, as they work toward the realiza- 
tion of these goals." **• 

athletic trainer for the National Adidas Cup team, 
Adidas International Youth Cup. She also serves as 
an athletic trainer for USA Soccer. 

Dr. Stephen Sarikas, associate professor, 
Science, in the School of Arts & Sciences, who has 
been teaching at Lasell for 12 years, recently signed 
a contract with Benjamm-Cummings Publishers to 
write and publish a laboratory manual for anatomy 
and physiology. "This summer, I completed the first 
draft. Over the next year, I will be working on revi- 
sions, and writing additional chapters concerned 
with dissection. Publication of the first edition is 
expected in late 2003," he reports. 

On January 19, 2001, Dr. John Carroll, associate 
professor, Education, in the School of Arts and 
Sciences, was an invited speaker for the EACE 
Conference (college career planning professionals 
and corporate recruiters) at the Fidelity Center for 
Applied Technology, Boston, MA. Dr. Carroll's 
topic was "The ADA after 10 Years, Reflections and 
Goals." The discussion also included assistive tech- 
nology and elements of his published work on 
''Learning to Adapt: Models for Inclusion." 

Lasell Village Dean Paula Panchuck, Ph.D., 
participated in the National Institute for Aging 
(NIA)-sponsored Research Training Program, held 
at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, 
Minnesota from July 15 to July 25. "The goal of the 
program is to build and sustain a community of 
researchers committed to an active research agenda 
in the psychology of aging," she explains. "Along 
wth 12 other participants selected from all over the 
United States, I attended 60 hours of presentations 
on advanced research methods and grant writing 
given by distinguished visiting professors and NIA 
staff. The Research Training Program includes the 
two-week Institute that I just attended, a mid-year 
meeting in February, and a week-long follow-up 
next July. 

"As a program participant, I am expected to 
develop a research project that will be submitted 
to the NIA for funding," Dr. Panchuck continues. 
"I plan to explore the impact that participation in 
the 'living and learning' program at Lasell Village 
has on health and/or well-being in later life for our 
residents. Hopefully this project will launch our 
new Lasell College Center for Research on Aging 
and Intergenerational Studies, scheduled to open 
later this year." 

Steven Bloom, Ph.D., associate dean for the 
School of Arts and Sciences, has a new title and 
expanded responsibilities. As director of General 
Education and the Honors Program, he will be 
overseeing the implementation and assessment of 
the current core curriculum, and be responsible for 
leading the effort to ensure that the general educa- 
tion requirements continue to enhance the educa- 
tion of Lasell students and their preparation for 
successful careers in their chosen professions. "I 
will also oversee the implementation, assessment, 
and development of the Honors Program so that it 
offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated 
and academically engaged Lasell students to stretch 
their intellectual muscles in different and challeng- 
ing ways and to become actively involved as com- 
munity leaders both on and off the campus," he 
explains. "In both areas encompassed by this title, 
I hope to provide leadership in heightening the 
level of academic and intellectual engagement 
among Lasell students." 



FALL 2001 


Lasell is pleased to welcome several new 
faculty members to campus this fall. In the School 
of Business and Information Technology there are 
three new faces. 

Assistant Professor Nancy Waldron received 
her Ph.D. from Capella University in Minneapolis, 
MN. Formerly a professor at Lesley University, 
Boston, MA, she taught classes on e-commerce and 
small business management. 

Assistant Professor Michael Nee joins 
Professor Waldron in the School of Business. He has 
taught at Newbury College and Dean College, and 
has also worked for the Internal Revenue Service in 

Jeffrey Corcoran is an assistant professor of 
Management Information Systems. He arrives at 
Lasell from Nichols College where he taught com- 
puter principles, microcomputer applications and 
management principles. He received his master's 
degree from Boston University. 

Assistant Professors of English Diane Donatio 
and Rebecca Kennedy are familiar campus faces, 
but both have moved from part-time to full-time 

Promoted from assistant professor to associate 
professor are: Richard Bath, director of the fashion 
program, Sarah Scavone, of the fashion program, 
and Linda Bruenjes, head of Academic Computing, 
each in the School of Business & Information 
Technology and Lisa Harris, associate dean of the 
School of Allied Health and Sports Studies. 

Jill Fieleke has joined the Health Center Staff as 
Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of Williams 
College, where her concentration was women's 
studies. She then went on to receive her master's 
from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute. Her 
areas of expertise include women's health, as well 
as adult health. **■ 

Lasell College Assistant Professor 
Helen Alcala Receives Fulbright Award 

of Arts and Sciences at Lasell College, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in 
Mexico for the fall 2001 semester. She will be teaching at the Universidad Veracruzana 
in Orizaba, Veracruz. 

In an exciting cross-cultural, educa- 
tional exchange with the University in 
Veracruz, Tito Mata Vicencio will be a 
visiting Fulbright Professor at Lasell 
College for the fall 2001 semester. 
Professor Mata holds a B.A. in English 
from the Language School at the 
University of Verazcruz in Xalapa and a 
M.S. degree in the teaching of English, a 
long distance program, from the 
University of Aston, England. He has a 
strong interest in humanistic language 
teaching, reading and writing, psycholo- 
gy and social issues. He likes to travel 
and visit archeological and historic sites 
and to hike. He also enjoys surfing the 
web, meditation, and listening to differ- 
ent kinds of music. At Lasell he will be 
teaching Beginning and Intermediate 

Helen Alcala is one of approximately 2,000 
U.S. grantees who will travel abroad for the 
2001-2002 academic year through the Fulbright 
Program. Established in 1946 under legislation 
introduced by the late Senator J. William 
Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is 
to build mutual understanding between the peo- 
ple of the United States and the rest of the world. 

The Fulbright Program — America's flagship 
international educational exchange program — 
is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, United States Department of 
State. For 55 years, Fulbright programs have 
exchanged nearly a quarter of a million people — 
88,000 Americans, who have studied, taught or 

Assistant Professor Helen Alcala and her Fulbright counterpart, 
Tito Mata Vicencio. 

researched abroad and more than 146,000 stu- 
dents, scholars and professionals from other coun- 
tries who have engaged in similar activities in the 
United States. 

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on 
the basis of academic or professional achievement 
and because they have demonstrated extraordi- 
nary leadership potential in their fields. Among 
the thousands of prominent Fulbright alumni are 
Craig Barrett, president and CEO of INTEL; Renee 
Fleming, opera singer; John Lithgow, actor; Daniel 
Patrick Moynihan, former U.S. Senator; and 
Robert Shaye, founder and chairman of New Line 
Cinema. **• 



United States' history, with more extensive 
reference to the decade of the 1960s and its 
fallout, a decade that was problematic, both 
in terms of domestic events and behaviors, 
as well as foreign debacles. 

Sylvia MacPhee examines the term "civility." 

"Abraham Lincoln once referred to the 
United States as 'the last best hope of 
mankind on earth.' Hope for improvement 
may still be found somewhere. Certainly, 
other than for the willfully blind, there is 
ample room, nay need for betterment. One 
place to begin to seek for and promote 
change lies in civility, in respecting our own 
personhood and then respecting that of oth- 
ers. We can learn to care, to become civil, if 
we choose to learn and we can ignore civility 
if that is what we choose to do," Aieta said. 

Associate Professor MacPhee, who 
approached the topic of civility in her paper 
"All Our Kind: Redefining Difference," came 
to see civility as a term that is multidimen- 
sional. 'It takes on meaning and significance 
depending on its context, who is defining it, 
where and when," she explained. "In an 
effort to deconstruct the concept into man- 
ageable parts, I first examined the root mean- 
ing of the word, and then looked at it from 
three perspectives. At the individual level, I 
examined one's right to self-expression and 
self-actualization without violating the rights 
of others to do the same. At the group level, 
I looked at one group's right to maintain its 
cultural history and traditions without violat- 
ing another group's right to social justice. 
And at the societal level, I examined the diffi- 
cult task of binding the many into a cohesive 
unit to achieve the goal of E Pluribus Unum." 

Student feedback from MacPhee's sociol- 
ogy classes "pointed out that there is a gener- 
ational difference in what is perceived to be 
poor taste or rude (uncivil) behavior, particu- 
larly when it comes to self-expression," she 
explains. "When critiquing my paper as part 
of a class assignment, most identified with 
the idea that one may appear to be civil, that 
is, one may be polite when speaking to oth- 
ers, but may be very uncivil in one's behav- 
ior, even when the negative behavior may 
be done politely." 

By generating thought and discussion 
on campus, the Symposium met its goals 
and made the College more aware of what 
"civility" entails. **■ 

FALL 2001 




An Adventure 
in Japan 


East meets West: Dorothy Halsey, Jill Carey and 
Lasell students, Carla Mercurio, Maura McCarthy, 
and Carla Bascope enjoying the sights of Tokyo with 
their new Japanese friends. 

On May 26th, Jill Carey, Assistant 
Professor at Lasell's Fashion Institute, her 
daughter Jennifer (age 9), three of her fashion 
students, Carla Bascope, Carla Mercurio, 
Maura McCarthy, and Dorothy Halsey, acLmin- 
istrative assistant in Academic Affairs, left 
Logan Airport for an adventure in Japan. 

Their host families and Keith Schellin, 
director of the International Cultural Center at 
Yamawaki Junior College, greeted them at the 
Tokyo airport. Each weekday morning, the 
Lasell group met for Japanese class and also 
attended a cooking and pattern design class 
with Yamawaki students. The afternoons were 
spent sightseeing in Tokyo with the host family 
daughters. Highlights included a bus tour of 
Tokyo with a trip to the top of Tokyo Tower, a 
visit to a kimono museum complete with the 
making of their own patterns on silk, and a tour 
of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store, 
where the group enjoyed trying on a variety of 
beautiful kimonos. 

After a week in Tokyo, with many good- 
bye tears, they took the bullet train (187 m.p.h.) 
to Kyoto — a smaller and more traditional city. 
Their first event was the long-honored tea cere- 
mony. "Whoever thought so much was 
involved in sipping a cup of tea," exclaimed 
Dorothy Halsey. That night they stayed in a 
mountain monastery where they all agreed 
that the food left much to be desired. Another 
day they visited the Todaiji Temple in nearby 
Nara. Kyoto has many temples, both Shinto 
(simple) and Buddhist (elaborate) styles. They 
shared these temple visits with many Japanese 
school children (all in uniforms). 

The Lasell group found the public transit 
system incredibly well organized, the people 
polite and respectful, and everyone seemed 
very thin! Heavily laden with gifts and sou- 
venirs, they returned to Boston on June 9, 
weary but excited to share their experiences 
with parents and friends. »*• 

joan Howe Weber '51 Honored at 
Dedication of Winslow Academic 
Center's New Weber Computer Lab 

Weber '51 was honored by President de Witt and members of the Lasell community, 
as the Weber Computer Lab, located on the first level of the Winslow Academic Center 
was formally dedicated. All in attendance toasted Joan with mimosas and strawberries, 
recognizing her unwavering loyalty and hard work on behalf of Lasell, and her 
leadership-level support of the Lasell 150 Campaign. 

Joan Weber is also a member of the Heritage 
Society. In recognition of her dedication to Lasell, 
she was a recipient of a medallion this year (see 
story page 26). 

But perhaps Joan's most important achieve- 
ment of all is that of proud mother and grand- 
mother to four children and 12 grandchildren, all 
of whom watched with pride as she unveiled the 
plaque identifying the Weber Computer Lab, a 
legacy she has provided to the College, which 
will be used by countless faculty members and 
students for many years to come. **■ 

The unveiling of the Weber Computer Lab plaque brings 
smiles to Joan Weber and President de Witt. 

Joan, the current vice chair of the Board and 
co-chair of the Lasell 150 Campaign, is one of 
Lasell's most active and dedicated alums. In 
addition to her most recent Lasell activism, Joan 
served as one of the class agents for this year's 
50 m reunion class, devoting many hours to 
encouraging attendance at Reunion and financial 
support of the College. (More than 50% of her 
reunion class contributed to the Reunion Fund!) 

Joan Weber is joined by her entire family after the 

t .. fc 

Moving right along: the construction on the new three-story, brick and stucco residence hall, "Seminary Suites," 
at 33 Seminary Avenue has been in full swing throughout the spring and summer so that the doors could open this 
fall. Fifty-six lucky students are occupying the 11 high-tech suites. The building also contains a study lounge, 
communal kitchen, laundry facilities and underground parking. 



FALL 2001 

Yamawaki Art Gallery Events 

as of August 1. Information on current activities at the gallery and the Yamawaki Center 
can be obtained by calling (617) 796-4037. To be added to the Yamawaki Gallery mailing 
list, please send your e-mail address or your mailing address to Professor Richard Bath 

House of Spirits 

by Annee Spileos Scott, winner of the second 
annual Rappaport Prize awarded by the DeCordova 
Museum in Lincoln, MA 

September 7-October 22, 2001 

"House of Spirits" is a collection of multi- 
media installations with sound and video, 
addressing memory and identity that were forged 
in the atmosphere of substance abuse. "Its subjects 
include the misery brought on by substance abuse 
within families," says Boston Globe reporter 
Christine Temin in a recent profile of Scott. 
Stripped of the complexities of humanism, these 
"characters" have been reduced to one-dimen- 
sional stereotypes, represented by empty tables, 
chairs, beds and dollhouses that have been altered 
to represent the family in participation /denial. 

17th Anniversary Open 
Guild of New England 

February 10-March 10, 2002 

Dedicated to the art of the unique print. 


Academic Affairs: The petition for granting 
a Master of Science degree in Management, 

specializing in elder care and marketing, is now 
before the state Board of Higher Education. 

Lasell's enrollment target of 320 new stu- 
dents and a total of 850 full-time students in 
September was met! Vice President of 
Enrollment Management, Kathleen O'Connor 

Student Government 

Congratulations to the following 
students who were elected to the Student 
Government Association Executive 
Board for the year 2001-2002. 


Jerry Ehimais '02 

Vice-President of Academic Affairs: 

Paul Lively '02 

Vice-President of Internal Affairs: 

Carla Mercurio '02 

Vice-President of Student Affairs: 

Nikki Sweeten '03 

Vice President of Finance: 

Ryan Kelleher '03 

West Sumatra and Bali: 
Watercolors by Paul Nagano 

May 12-June 23, 2002 

Paul Nagano, a Japanese- American born in 
Honolulu, was trained at the Pennsylvania 
Academy of the Fine Arts. His idyllic watercolors 
portray landscapes of many places in Indonesia. 
Paul first visited Bah in 1988 and has returned 
frequently to paint the island's beautiful scenery, 
temples, and people. His works are delicate 
balances of shimmering color. 

Changes at the Gallery 

Robert Kates, former Lasell College Marketing 
Director for Asia, who most recently distin- 
guished himself as director of the Yamawaki Art 
Gallery, retired from the College in June. He 
reports that he will continue to work on Annee 
Scotf s exhibit, which focuses on substance abuse 
and the dysfunctional family. Bob Kates will be 
promoting the exhibit with MADD and other 
interested community groups, as well as to the 
Lasell campus. Mr. Kates will serve as chairman 
of the Board of Advisors for the Gallery, a new 
advisory group established by the new Gallery 
director, Richard Bath. **- 

reports that this has 
been the fourth consecu- 
tive year of growth in the 
number of first-year students admitted at Lasell. 

Finances and Physical Plant: The budgets 
remain balanced and Trustees approved a pre- 
liminary budget for fiscal year 2002. An acceler- 
ated growth strategy is responsible for the capi- 
tal improvements scheduled for 2001, including 
the construction of two new residence halls; con- 
struction of two parking lots; renovation of 
Potter and Potter garage; expansion of Taylor 
Field; vinylizing Bancroft, Potter, Cushing and 
Karandon; installation of electrical transformers 
for the Student Center, Wass and Winslow Hall; 
expansion of the archives and renovation of the 
second floor of Brennan Library. 

Institutional Advancement: Lasell has 
registered its 10th consecutive increase in the 
Annual Fund. At its close on June 30th, the Lasell 
150 Campaign had raised more than $18 million. 
The Trustees approved funds to continue our 
major gift program by retaining our two major 
gift officers. We congratulate Kathy Urner, 
Director of the Campaign, on her new appoint- 
ment as Vice President of Institutional 
Advancement at Bay Path College. *•- 



for the School of Allied Health and 
Sports Studies, is helming the new and 
improved first year advising and semi- 
nar programs for incoming students. 

"If students have a positive experience 
and are successful in the first semester, it is 
likely that they will return and be successful 
in subsequent semesters," she says. "We 
want to do everything possible to ensure that 
students gain the most from all aspects of 
their stay at Lasell." 

Lasell's first year experience program 
was revised, under Harris' guidance, follow- 
ing the recommendations of a faculty/stu- 
dent task force, convened last year by Vice 
President of Academic Affairs, James Ostrow. 

"Our goal was to find meaningful ways 
for incoming students to meet and be con- 
nected with faculty and staff, and for them to 
learn the best way to deal with all aspects of 
the college environment," Lisa Harris contin- 
ues. "The result was a new approach to acad- 
emic advising that assigns first year students 
to a specific faculty member who will be 
there for them to provide informational sup- 
port and intellectual connections and guid- 
ance. With these faculty resources, students 
can make informed decisions about what 
courses to take, what study tracks to pursue, 
where to obtain assistance in academic and 
personal issues, and so on." A student co- 
facilitator will work with faculty in the first 
year seminar course and will also be avail- 
able for new students as a College liaison 
during their first year in the residence halls. 

Says Lisa Harris, "The decision was 
made to convert the former 'College 101' 
course, which served to outline the basic 
how-to's of negotiating college life: how to 
use the library, how to research a paper, how 
to manage one's time, how to avoid exam- 
time stress, etc., into a more interactive and 
rewarding experience that uses student inter- 
ests to guide them toward valuable social 
and scholastic advice and direction. 

"The measure of the revamped pro- 
gram's success," she says, "is that more facul- 
ty have volunteered to participate than ever 

The new approach "allows faculty to be 
creative and get to know these new students. 
And for students, it gives them a chance to 
really engage in academic work and get a 
taste of what they will face without peril 


FALL 2001 







lSELL village, in 

conjunction with Chellis Silva 
Associates Senior Housing, of 
Wellesley Hills, MA, hosted the New 
England Gerontological Association's 
Conference, "Redefining Retirement 
Communities" on October 1st and 2nd. 

The conference, funded by the Charles H. 
Famsworth Trust, was attended by senior 
housing and college planners and managers, 
sponsors, designers and developers of contin- 
uing care retirement communities. 

"As a College that has created such a 
unique 'living and learning' community with 
Lasell Village, hosting this conference is yet 
another way to highlight other interesting 
options for retirement living," said Paula 
Panchuck, Ph.D. and Academic Dean at the 

In one of the conference sessions, Lasell 
President de Witt spoke about how mutually 
beneficial it has been for the college and 
retirement campuses to come together, yield- 
ing the resulting social, educational and 
financial advantages. 

At the conference, leaders in retirement 
planning indenrified and discussed the 
changing face of retirement housing. With 
baby boomers approaching this threshold, 
the question of how the industry should pre- 
pare for the changes that will be necessitated 
by this population was examined. "With 
seniors living both longer and healthier, and 
85 percent of the aging Baby Boomer genera- 
tion saying that they never expect to fully 
retire, new, attractive, cost-effective options 
must be identified and promoted," said co- 
host, Bob Chellis, of Chellis Silva Associates. 

The New England Gerontological 
Association's Conference goal was to 
describe workable and practical paradigms 
of retirement housing with services; examine 
emerging demands for more affordable, 
active, challenging retirements; emphasize 
flexible housing with creative options for 
working, volunteering, teaching, and learn- 
ing; elaborate on models that offer enriched 
environments which are physically and 
financially secure; and showcase the college 
campus retirement community model. 

The theme of the conference was innova- 
tion. Speakers focused on what the current 
market wants and what the next generation 
of retirees will be looking for. "Lasell College 
has set the pace," said Bob Chellis, "and the 
conference highlighted how progressive the 
decision to build the Village was." >*- 

Instructor Kent Miller Offers Drama 
Courses to Full House 

theater and the arts — teaching Lasell Village elders is bliss, true bliss, says Kent Miller, 
the tall, soft-spoken instructor of drama at Lasell. 

be MTV and rock concerts. "In teaching you need 

Village drama instructor, 
Kent Miller 

For one thing, he 
attracts a full house each 
time he stands in front of 
a classroom to offer 
knowledgeable discourse 
on the highs and lows of 
theater, film, and the art 
and craft of criticism. 

A recent course he 
designed for the Villagers 
was so oversubscribed 
that it required the creation of two separate sec- 
tions of 20 seniors each to accommodate their 
interest and participation. 

Clearly, Kent Miller is an instructor in 
demand. But the reward for the affable Miller has 
little to do with ego and everything to with the 
pure sense of satisfaction he experiences when he 
launches into his beloved subject matter with stu- 
dents who share his enthusiasm for all things 
crafted for the performance stage. "I'm so pleased 
to be part of the mosaic here," he says. "I've been 
teaching Villagers for more than two years, offer- 
ing classes even before the Village officially 
opened, as part of the Learning and Retirement 
program" Miller explains. 

"It has been great fun and wonderfully 
rewarding for me," he says. "This population is a 
generation that went to plays a lot. Their take on 
theater is different from other generations. Many 
grew up with it and many saw some of the great 
performances we still talk about today: John 
Guilgud, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton. They 
have experienced the magic." 

As a result, Miller says, working with 
Lasell Villagers often takes on a whole other 
dynamic than working with traditional-aged 
undergraduates, whose frame of reference tends to 

to find the metaphor that relates to the generation 
you are instructing. In this case, many of my 
students are way ahead of me. 

"This has been such an experience for me, 
such fun, that if s hard to imagine that I ever wor- 
ried about what I had to change in terms of pre- 
sentation and content for an older population," 
Miller explains. "Actually, I find myself adjusting 
more to the undergraduates than to the Villagers, 
because the Villagers already have an appreciation 
for theater — so I don't have to create that. 

"One of the exciting things we did," Miller 
continues, "was to mimic a production team. I 
wanted to illustrate that theater is one of the most 
communal of activities, people come together to 
share a vision and work toward it. We sat around 
reading and working on our source document — 
the script, which happened to be Shakespeare's 
'The Tempesf — and we talked about what our 
production should look and sound like, and why." 
Miller gave his students different respon- 
sibilities in building the mock production. Some 
were in charge of music, others of special effects, 
and so on. Finally, teacher and students went on a 
field trip to see the Boston Common production of 
"The Tempest." Miller's students got to see how 
their concept differed from the professional pro- 
duction. "In terms of appreciating how theater 
comes together conceptionally, the exercise was 
really valuable," he maintains. 

Does he find any surprises in teaching an 
elderly population? Miller reflects a moment and 
says, "They are so smart; so engaged. I'm sur- 
prised at the tremendous reserves of energy they 

continued on page 19 



Lasell Village Unveils New Web Site 

all around the country and the world who are interested in getting more information about the 
success of Lasell's first-of-its-kind educational continuing care retirement community, now can 
access news and visuals through a redesigned Web site at 

The site is designed to provide a comprehensive 
look at all the Village has to offer, from its events 
and academic programs (residents are required to 
fulfill a 450-hours-a-year learning requirement 
under the supervision of the Village's full-time aca- 
demic dean) to amenities and services, including 
state-of-the-art nursing and rehabilitative care at 
Lasell House, the facility's 44-bed nursing home. 

The Web features profiles and photographs of 
Villagers and will be expanding its section on resi- 
dents within the coming months. News stories and 
special events notices are also posted regularly. **■ 

FALL 2001 


Villagers Take Active Role on Campus 

and creative ways to redefine themselves as members of the community-at- 
large. Making full use of all the resources that Lasell College and Village have 
to offer, they are sharing their talents and expertise in useful and productive 

ways. The following are a few examples: 

When Mrs. Ann Silverstein first arrived at the 
Village in August of 2000, she went over to the 
Holway Child Study Center and introduced her- 
self to director Kathi Rudnicki. Hailing from 
Richmond, VA, Mrs. Silverstein wanted to famil- 
iarize herself with her new surroundings and 
because of her long involvement with the field of 
early childhood education, she was particularly 
interested in the goings-on at both The Barn 
and Rockwell. 

Before settling in Richmond, VA, Mrs. 
Silverstein worked in Charleston and Chicago. Her 
experience includes working in a Richmond settle- 
ment house for 10 years as well as teaching chil- 
dren in a state-operated hospital. 

Even after retiring, Mrs. Silverstein has kept 
in touch with the education field and clearly Kathi 
Rudnicki was impressed by her qualifications. 
When a teacher who worked with the five-year- 
olds at Rockwell unexpectedly had to relocate, 
Kathi contacted Mrs. Silverstein to see if she would 
fill in for the months of March, April, and May. 

"It was unexpected but very nice. I found it to 
be a challenge and was very stimulating," says 
Mrs. Silverstein. 

Dr. Milton Landowne became involved and 
spearheaded others to join him in the second 
annual Charles River Earth Day Clean-up on April 

Long interested in the environment, "I wanted 
the other residents to appreciate how close we live 
to the river," Dr. Landowne explained. "I saw this 
as an opportunity for Villagers, students, and 
Newton residents to interact and work together in 
an informal way. In this cooperation we could 
encourage the recognition and conservation of the 
beauty and value of this natural resource." 

The Lasell contingent met at the College's 
boathouse and proceeded upstream to clean up 
the park, woodlands and shore and help restore 
and rehabilitate the Charles. 

Twenty five years ago, Mervin Gray was 
aware of the effects stress was having on his life 
and became interested in exploring the 
mind/body connection. In 1974, he read an article 
by Dr. Herbert Benson (now head of Beth Israel 
Deaconess' stress management program) in the 
Harvard Business Review that addressed the topic 
of dealing with corporate stress and Mr. Gray 
decided to invite Dr. Benson to talk at his temple. 

This proved to be a turning point for Mr. Gray. 
"It seemed a simple process, so I started to medi- 
tate twice a day, and it has been both helpful and 
beneficial to my life," he says. "The relaxation 
response has had a physiological impact on my 
body as well," he continues. 

At the Village, Mr. Gray leads a meditation 
session on Fridays and usually has 10 to 12 
participants. "I thought it would be an interesting 
undertaking and it only takes about two minutes 

to learn the process." Mr. Gray 
was ahead of his time when he 
first began to meditate, and now 
interested Villagers are the benefi- 
ciaries of his experience. 

"Elders do better by keeping 
active," says Villager Truman 
Light, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, and he is 
certainly a man who manages to keep busy. Last 
fall if he wasn't spotted swirnming laps in the 
Village pool, he might have been found in the 
Wass Science Building teaching the recitation sec- 
tion of Associate Professor Kim Farah's chemistry 

"One of the reasons we decided to live at Lasell 
Village was its educational philosophy," 
Dr. Light says. "When we arrived at the Village, 
I picked up the college catalog to see what the 
chemistry offerings were and after we got settled I 
wandered over and talked to Joanna Kosakowski, 
chair of the Math/Science Department. She told me 
that Kim needed someone to cover her recitation 
section and after some discussion, I was hired." 

Clean-up on Earth Day, down by the Riverside. 

Village resident Rosalind Meshekow attends class. 

Although Dr. Light is currently not seeing his 
students in a classroom setting, he still runs into 
them. "While eating in the Village dining room I 
was surprised to hear the waiter saying hello to me 
and suddenly realized he was one of my students 
and now, when I swim, I'm being watched over by 
a lifeguard who was in my class." 

This September, Isabelle Rubin LaBelle held a 
signing for her recently published book of mem- 
oirs, While I Am in This Life. The book is composed 
of 39 selected vignettes, arranged by themes. 

Ms. LaBelle's creative talents are not confined 
to writing. An accomplished and passionate pho- 
tographer, the walls of her apartment are filled 
with beautiful photographs of her world travels, 
including Nepal, India, New Zealand, South 
America and Europe. At a one-person show in 
Cambridge, a woman was heard to say, "Looking 
at these pictures makes me want to go there." Her 
friend replied, "Looking at these pictures, I feel 
I've been." 

Trained in psychoanalysis at the Westchester 
Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and 
Psychotherapy, Ms. LaBelle is in private practice as 
a psychotherapist in Newton, Massachusetts. 

At 82, Rosalind Meshekow has decided to 
pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree at Lasell 
College. "I've only had one year of college," she 
explains, "but I'm always eager to learn and now 
that I'm at the Village and in an academic setting, 
it seems like an opportune time to continue my 

Mrs. Meshekow began her college career at 
Fordham University in New York City. After com- 
pleting her freshman year, she moved to Florida. 
At that time she became interested in and conduct- 
ed an independent study of the mind /body con- 
nection. "I was drawn to the subject and continue 
to buy more and more books about it," she 

Since she became a village resident, "Dean 
Paula Panchuck has been acting as my advisor. 
Last semester I took a sociology course in Choices 
in Relationships and a course in Modern Drama. I 
thoroughly enjoyed the well taught classes, and 
the intergenerational interchange, but, admittedly, 
felt weighted down by the reading load." 

Mrs. Meshekow has now been accepted as a 
matriculated student and she will be taking a com- 
puter and a writing course this semester. "I don't 
know how long it will take me to receive my 
degree, but everyone at both the College and the 
Village is very supportive." 

Clearly, Lasell Villagers are a group that is on 
the go, enjoying life and making every minute 
count. »• 



have, they lack nothing compared to their 
young counterparts. 

Next on the agenda, 'Tve planned some 
George Bernard Shaw presented as staged 
readings by enrolled Villagers for anyone 
who wants to come hear. And film classes, of 
course, that run the gamut from classic come- 
dy to classic Westerns," says the Chicago- 
born transplanted Calif ornian, who holds a 
master's in Fine Arts from California State 
University at Long Beach. 

"How grateful I am to Paula Panchuck," 
Lasell Village's Academic Dean, "for giving 
me the opportunity to do this," he says. "I so 
appreciate having something of value to offer 
to this remarkable group of people." **• 

FALL 2001 





with alumni who are dedicated to the 
growth and well being of the College 
and Jane Hupman Preston '31 is among 
those at the top of this list. Her interests 
are many, but she has been particularly 
involved in alternative medicine and 
nutrition, women's health, and environ- 
mental issues. 

Involvement with education also falls 
under her mantle, and she established two 
charitable gift annuities at the College, one in 
1994 and the second in 1995. At that time, she 
received a tax deduction for her charitable 
gifts and the annuities were to pay her a life- 
long income. Mrs. Preston has now taken her 
generosity to Lasell one step further by relin- 
quishing her income interest in both gift annu- 
ities and having these funds revert back to the 
College. Not only does Lasell benefit from 
receiving this money, but Mrs. Preston will 
also receive an additional charitable deduction 
on her federal income taxes this year. 

"I found that my income had increased 
and I no longer needed Lasell's quarterly 
check," Mrs. Preston explained about her deci- 
sion to re-gift Lasell. "Furthermore, I knew the 
College could use it. Anyway, I do my own 
income taxes and keeping track of one more 
item was a nuisance, so I'm also doing myself 
a favor," she laughed. 

Mrs. Preston has watched the changes at 
Lasell and has not only given her vote of con- 
fidence fiscally, but also speaks highly of the 
College leadership of President de Witt. "I'm 
interested to hear about all the changes that 
have happened and are happening. Tom de 
Witt is a wonderful president. Not everyone 
could do what he has done. Lasell's future is 
in good hands." 

As she talked about some of her recent 
projects, it was clear that Mrs. Preston is very 
proud of the completion of the Frank W. 
Preston Environmental Center in Butler, PA 
which was named for her husband, the 
founder of Preston Laboratories. "My present 
project is to help bring our local public library 
into the 21st century." 

Mrs. Preston, who approaches her 90th 
birthday this November, remains deeply 
involved and excited about the various 
aspects of her life. 

Her relinquishment of her gift annuity 
income will push the College that much 
closer to its future fiscal goals. "There may be 
others who are in the same position as I am," 
she says, hoping to serve as an example. "I 
trust Lasell will continue to grow from success 
to success." **• 

Cathy Black Takes Over 
Planned Giving Program 

Planned Giving program and the Heritage Society. Planned giving is a wonderful way to 
support one's alma mater or other favorite charity, and my hope is to reach out to as many 
of you as possible to share my knowledge of this creative philanthropic tool. 

I plan to continue to "spread the word" about 
an institution for which I hold so much admira- 
tion and enthusiasm. And I will also be promoting 
the wonderful concepts of planned giving — help- 
ing alumni discover and utilize the many ways in 
which giving back to their alma mater can also 
bring the happy return of substantial tax and 
estate benefits. 

Any suggestions you may have to help me 
get the message out about the satisfaction that 
comes from prudent, generous philanthropy on 
the College's behalf are welcome! 

I look forward to meeting many more of 
you — our dedicated and loyal alumni and 
friends — in the years to come, and invite you 
to call me if you have any questions, 
at 617-243-2223. 

Cathy Black to head up Lasell's Planned Giving Program 

For the last two-and-a-half years in the 
Institutional Advancement Office of the College, I 
have had the pleasure of meeting many of Lasell's 
alumni and friends during my travels to different 
parts of the country. I have met a wonderfully 
varied group of exceptional individuals and the 
support and love they have shown for Lasell has 
been so gratifying to me. 



Cathy Black 


Kathy Urner Moving on 
after Successful Tenure 

mark in the world. Life being a series of circular events, I found myself back at Lasell in 
1994 as director of Gift Planning for the College's young development program. And now, 
61/2 years later, I feel as though I am again graduating from Lasell — this time, with an 
advanced degree in fundraising. How much I have learned with your help and the guid- 
ance and friendship of so many members of the Lasell Family! 

Like any new graduate, I leave Lasell with both 
a sense of trepidation and excitement. Bay Path 
College, a small women's college in Longmeadow, 

Displaying her gift of appreciation and her winning smile, 
Kathy Urner "graduates" from Lasell. 

Massachusetts, has offered me a unique challenge: I 
will assume the position of vice president of 
Institutional Advancement there in September. 

As for you and Lasell's Planned Giving 
Program, I am leaving both in excellent hands. My 
colleague and friend Catherine Black has been work- 
ing diligently at Lasell since 1999 as a major and 
planned gifts officer. She was formerly a planned 
giving officer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 
and she welcomes (and richly deserves) the opportu- 
nity to run Lasell's Planned Giving Program, includ- 
ing the Heritage Society. Throw your toughest gift 
planning questions at her; she will hit homeruns for 
both you and Lasell every time! 

Kathy Urner 



FALL 2001 


Message from the Director of Annual Giving 



Annual Fund recorded its 10th consecutive year of record-breaking increases, bringing in 

$563,890 in unrestricted dollars. This success means that Lasell has an additional amount of 

nearly $34,000 over its goal of $530,000 to help support academic and athletic programs, 

campus maintenance, library resources and student financial aid. 

foundations weigh many factors in considering our 
proposals, one of them being participation from 
alumni, parents and friends in the institution's 
annual giving program. 

With a very successful capital campaign behind 
us, we must focus on building a stronger Annual 
Fund to assure Lasell's continued growth. Each 
$50,000 raised through annual unrestricted gifts 
equals the yield from approximately $5,000,000 in 
endowment. Since Lasell is not yet blessed with a 
large endowment, Annual Fund dollars are especially 
important to the College. 

In the fall, we will be sending letters requesting 
the support of alumni, parents and friends of Lasell 
for the 2001-2002 year. We will also be organizing 
our student Annual Fund Phonathon program. I 
hope you will respond as generously as you are able 
when you are asked to support Lasell. This is truly a 
College worthy of your support. 

Director of Annual 
Giving Noni Linton 

Congratulations and 
heartfelt thanks to the Lasell 
College Board of Trustees for 
setting a wonderful example 
with 100% participation in the 
Fund. In fact, all of the volun- 
teer board members who give 
so much time as Overseers, 
Corporators and members of 
the Alumni Board of 

Management are also to be congratulated for their 
strong leadership with 92%, 100% and 100% partici- 
pation respectively. And thank you, also, to the 
many alumni, parents and friends of Lasell who 
helped reach this year's extraordinary total. 

We've said, many times, how important the per- 
cent of participation is to the future of the College. As 
a result of strong participation for the past several 
years, Lasell was able to successfully approach the 
prestigious Kresge Foundation for a grant to reno- 
vate Winslow Hall. The "new" Winslow Academic 
Center is now a vital center of energy on the campus 
with its state-of-the-art classrooms and beautifully 
restored ballroom and stage, thanks to the generous 
Kresge challenge grant of $400,000 and the more 
than $1.5 million raised in response to the challenge. 

Everyone who participates in the Lasell Annual 
Fund with a gift of any size helps the College by 
boosting the total and participation. Roughly 100 
donors equates to 1 % in participation so, in order to 
increase participation even one percent, we must 
increase this year's donor count from 2,669 donors 
to nearly 2,800 donors. Each year, Lasell applies for 
foundation grants from many sources to support 
major projects. Like the Kresge Foundation, these 

h^)<rw- L7\oh~iA^s 

Noni Linton 

Director of Annual Giving 

Students' helping hands make alumni mailings possible. 

Phonathon Captain Finds Satisfaction in Job 


veteran when it comes to Phonathons. This is her fourth year as a caller. 

"I got involved after I discovered the caller 
opportunity at a job fair on campus," says 

Shelby, who serves as this 
year's Phonathon Captain. 
"I had experience doing 
telemarketing before," she 
explains. She worked for 
the SPES Foundation 
(Supplemental Program of 
Educational Skills), where 
she called big donor com- 
panies and solicited dona- 
tions for the inner city youth program. 

"I learned there that students can have as 
much influence as adults because people are 

Shelby Derissaint 

impressed to hear from students who actually 
benefit from their financial contributions to the 
organization," says Shelby. "Through the calling 
program at Lasell, I realized that young people 
can affect their own destiny." 

Her commitment to the Phonathon grows 
out of the satisfaction that Shelby has experi- 
enced during her tenure in the program, she 
maintains. "The more you are connected with 
your school, through its activities and its people, 
the more you get out of the experience," she says. 
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, Lee 
Goldstein, describes Shelby as "a real asset." She 

continued on page 23 

Lee Goldstein 
Joins Annual 
Fund Staff 

for the Annual Fund and Phonathon 
calling program," Noni Linton, director 
of the Annual Fund, welcomed Lee 
Goldstein, Lasell's new assistant 
director of Annual Giving, to the 
Institutional Advancement staff. 

Lee, who graduat 
ed from Brandeis 
University with a 
Bachelor of Arts 
degree in May 2001, 
comes to her new posi- 
tion at the College 
with a substantial 
amount of frontline 
experience as a caller 
and fundraiser. "I'm grateful to Brandeis for 
the four years of training and experience 
Lee garnered there before joining us," Noni 
Linton teased. 

A resident of Norwood, Massachusetts, 
Lee graduated with a major in Sociology 
and a minor in Anthropology. During her 
years as a student at Brandeis, Lee amassed 
an impressive track record in fundraising, 
serving as a student caller for three years, 
and as Senior Representative/Coordinator 
for the University's Alumni Annual Fund 
for one year. 

"I am really pleased to join Lasell," said 
Lee. "I am impressed with the history and 
accomplishments of the College, and I am 
delighted to be working with students who 
will be calling alumni and sharing their 
exciting perspectives of Lasell with them. 
For many alumni, these student callers pro- 
vide the best exposure to their alma mater 
and serve as one of the only contacts they 
have to the College in an ongoing way. 

"For the students, the calling experience 
offers a good networking opportunity as 
well as a powerful way to strengthen their 
communication skills," Lee continues. 

"I love working with students, and this 
job, which involves recruiting callers, train- 
ing them and supervising their work, is ideal 
for that. I am only a year older than some of 
our student callers, and because I've done it, 
I can relate well to our students and help 
them make the most of their experience. 

Last year, Lasell's Annual Fund broke 
its record by raising nearly $564,000, a sum 
that was subsidized in great measure by 
the Phonathon program. "This year's goal 
is $580,000," says Lee who, with her new 
recruits, stands ready to meet the challenge. »- 


FALL 2001 



Director of Athletics, 
Kristy Walter 

Message from the 
Athletic Director 


program is entering the new century as 

a strong and respected competitor. 

Across the board, all of the teams are 

competitive and are posting winning 


The student- 
athletes, 150 of them, 
are also leading the 
way on the academic 
front. Seventy-five of 
the student-athletes 
were named to the 
Honor Roll for the 
spring semester and 
the overall student- 
athlete GPA is 3.0. This academic achieve- 
ment is an important part of the Division HI 
philosophy, which stresses the importance of 
balancing academics and athletics. Lasell 
athletics strives to uphold this philosophy by 
emphasizing the importance of maintaining 
high academic standards. The athletic 
department communicates and works close- 
ly with the faculty throughout the College to 
ensure that the student-athletes are meeting 
all academic requirements to the best of their 
ability. Many of the student-athletes are also 
members of the newly established Academic 
Honors Program. 

The Division III philosophy also stresses 
the importance of establishing an environ- 
ment in which athletically-related activities 
are conducted as an integral part of the edu- 
cational experience. At Lasell College, athlet- 
ics are important, but student-athletes are 
also encouraged to become active members 
of the Lasell community and to experience 
all that college life has to offer. Many of our 
student-athletes hold leadership positions on 
campus in areas of student government, resi- 
dence life, the judicial board, orientation and 
campus activities. 

Being a student-athlete at the Division III 
level requires dedication, strong time man- 
agement skills and commitment. Lasell 
College student-athletes embody the 
Division III philosophy — competing at a 
high level while mamtairung high academic 
standards and experiencing college life to its 
fullest. The Athletic department strives to 
create an environment in which athletics 
complements the overall educational experi- 
ence for the student-athletes. It is the goal 
of the athletic department to foster well- 
rounded individuals who are as successful 
in the classroom as on the field. 

Our student-athletes achieve that goal. 
They make us proud. 

Kristy Walter 
Director of Athletics 

The Student Athlete Advisory Council, 
an Active Campus Force 

Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) meets weekly throughout the year to address issues 
regarding the well-being of student athletes at Lasell College. 

This busy group strives to promote student- 
athletes both on and off campus and they are a 
voice from the student-athletes to the administra- 
tion. They also actively encourage student-athlete 
involvement in campus and community outreach 

The 2000-2001 year was very productive for 
SAAC, as policies were created, issues were dis- 
cussed and community service projects were car- 
ried out. With SAAC's help, two major policies 
were implemented this year. The first is a two- 
sport athlete policy. After discussing ideas sur- 
rounding this issue, a written policy concerning 
athletes participation in two or more overlapping 
sports was developed which protects the athlete's 
time and gives priority to the in-season sport. The 
second policy that SAAC participated in was an 
academic attendance policy in which an excused 
absence from class includes student-athletes rep- 
resenting the college in a varsity contest. 

The members of the 2000-2001 SAAC orga- 
nized a can drive for the Boston Food Pantry in 
December. They conducted a campus-wide pub- 
licity campaign, then collected cans and donations 
for the food pantry and presented their yield dur- 
ing half time at a basketball home game. 

SAAC also worked to improve communica- 
tion with all populations of the Lasell Community 
including Lasell Village. The residents of Lasell 
Village were invited to home contests and the 
SAAC representatives visited the Village to intro- 
duce the residents to Lasell College Athletics. 

This year, SAAC will continue working to 
provide the best experience for the student-ath- 
letes at Lasell College. The group is planning to 
host seminars on sportsmanship, drug/alcohol 
education, nutritional information and time man- 
agement. SAAC will also continue to improve 
communication and to promote Lasell College 
Athletics on and off campus. **- 

National Girls and Women in Sports Day 
Celebrated at Lasell College 



45 Girl Scouts arrived on campus for the annual Sports Overnight in honor of National 
Girls and Women in Sports Day. The Girl Scouts, all from the Boston area, 
participated in five different sports clinics, slept in the gymnasium, ate in the cafeteria, 
saw an inspirational sports movie, and got to meet many female athletes. 

The clinics, organized by Lasell' s varsity 
teams, included softball, basketball, field hockey, 
soccer and lacrosse. For some of the girls, it was 
the first time they had a lacrosse stick in their 
hands. "The event is a great way to expose the 
young girls to sports and competition," says 
Athletic Director Kristy Walter. On Saturday, the 
Girl Scouts were treated to an exciting women's 
basketball game which Lasell won 60-58 over con- 
ference rival Maine Maritime. **• 

With lacrosse sticks in their hands, these young Girl Scouts 
are ready to play. 


Scott Abbotts has been named head men's 
volleyball coach. Scott graduated from 
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA 
in 1995 with a B.A. in Construction Manage- 
ment. While at Wentworth he played volleyball 
on the men's team and was also the assistant vol- 
unteer coach for the women's team. When not at 
Lasell, Scott uses his construction management 
expertise by working on Boston's Big Dig. 

Larry Sullivan will be Lasell's new cross- 

country coach. Larry received both his bachelor's 
and his master's in education from Boston 
College. He is a teacher in the special education 
system at Watertown High School, Watertown, 
MA where he works with students with learning 
behavior issues. He has also been the cross-coun- 
try coach there for 14 years and has been setting 
an example for all by qualifying for six Boston 
marathons. His personal best time is 2:39 — 
something for all his students to shoot for. >* 



FALL 2001 


Spring Sports 2001 Season in Review 




Spring 2001's successful softball team. 

This was the softball team's most successful 
season yet. They made it through the semi-finals 
of the conference championship by beating Mt. 
Ida 11-7, but were defeated in the finals by Becker 
College by a score of 8-6. Three players were 
named to the All-Tournament Team: Kristy 
Goicoechea '01, Sonja Landry '04, and Britney 
Falite '03. 

At the end of the season, several players 
received recognition. Britney Falite was named 
NAC Player of the Year. She lead the team in sev- 
eral categories, including batting average (.557), 
home runs (5), triples (5), hits (44), and RBI's (41). 

Freshman pitcher Sonja Landry was named 
Rookie of the Year for Lasell. She hit .457 for the 
year with eight doubles, two home runs, four 
triples and 36 runs scored. On the mound she 
earned a 5.49 ERA while going 4-5 overall. Other 
offensive stand-outs include sophomores Wendi 
DeFilippo (.441 average, Player of the Week), 
Tarda McGrath (.398 average), Christina 
Strandson (.393 average), and Meredith Brady 
(.320, 8 doubles). 

Behind the plate, Tania McGrath '03 led the 
team with 67 strikeouts and seven wins. Sonja 
Landry '04 and Jennifer Stanley '03 also pitched 
well this spring with four and five wins respec- 

With so many returning players, the 2002 sea- 
son is expected to be exciting. 


This was the inaugural season for women's 
lacrosse at Lasell and the team had a strong finish, 

defeating Worcester State and Salem State. Head 
coach Kristin Neary and assistant coach Janice 
Hopper were very pleased with the team's effort. 

Leading scorer for the women was Katie 
Parker '03, followed by Lindsey Klier '04 and 
Nicole Hart '04. Parker was also named NEWLA 
Player of the Week honorable mention. Strong 
defense throughout the year was provided by 
Andrea Kimball '04, Siobhan Smith '01, and 
Stephanie Martin '04. 

Newcomers Asheley Bardin '04 and Myya 
Beck '03 also made an impact on the team with 
their athleticism. Between the pipes, goalkeeper 
Beth Anne Hornak '04 had over 13 saves a game 
and was instrumental in organizing the defense. 


It was a long and hard spring for the men's 
lacrosse team but they ended on a high note, win- 
ning four out of their last five games. They also 

had three very 

II tight games 

Hlhfcr~ which they lost 

by only one 
goal and, unfor- 
tunately, had 
three games 
cancelled due to 

included Jeff 
Bradford '02 
who netted 27 
goals and 17 
assists, Mike 
Norton '03 who 
had 17 goals 
and 14 assists, 
and Mark 
Marquart '03 
who had 18 goals and eight assists. Alex 
Ehegartner '03 and Dave Mclnnis '02 both fin- 
ished the season with over 20 points. 

In the net, Paul Lively '02 had a .758 save per- 
centage and played the majority of the games for 
the Lasers, stopping 125 shots. 

Beginning in 2002, men's lacrosse will be com- 
peting in the Pilgrim League. Since the team had 
no senior members, the outlook for next year's 
season is bright. **■ 

SPRING 2001 

An enthusiastic student shows his 
school spirit as he cheers on the 
men's lacrosse team. 



the country, and putting that experience on their 
resume to add to their marketability. Additionally, 
we will have fashion industry leaders come to the 
campus to participate in up to four software-relat- 
ed seminars as well as an Investronica USA trade 
show. For Investronica, of course, the alliance pro- 
vides enhanced visibility, the cache of a firm tie to 
an educational institution, and obviously, the 
opportunity to make a contribution to educating 
new talent in the fashion field." 

According to the terms of the agreement, Lasell 
will use the software system, installed at 11 com- 

puter workstations, to train student designers in 
technical patterning and drafting. 

"We see this partnership as a clear win-win 
situation," says Gene Barber, Investronica Systems 
USA sales manager for the East Coast. "Students 
will have the opportunity to get hands-on experi- 
ence with software that is an industry leader," says 
Barber, who describes the software as Windows- 
based and icon-driven. "We're not simply making a 
donation and leaving it at that. We intend to sup- 
port it and nurture what I consider to be a unique 
relationship between business and academia." 

Investronica Systems belongs to the Induyco 
Group, one of the largest apparel companies in 
Europe. Its 1998 production capacity was in excess 
of 12,500,000 garments. »■ 

Shana Anctil 
Tanya Barbosa* 
Matt Beaupre 
Jillian Benson 
Diana Bourbeau 
Michael Carr 
Tania Cirino 
Dan Costa 
Wendi DeFilippo 
Megan DesRochers 
Jinette Dumont 
Alex Ehergartner 
Terri Ferrante* 
Sean Frayler 
Mark Henry* 
Beth Anne Hornak* 
Janet Jennings 
Mike Jones* 
Andrea Kimball* 
Bob Langevin* 
Sonya Landry* 
Heidi Lewis 
Diana Maiato* 
James Martin 
Jay McDonald 
Dave Mclnnis 
Massielle Morales* 
Mike Norton 
Nuno Olivera 
Alexis Parker 
Kristina Peros 
Reggie Rabel 
Jaime Sears 
Nicole Spaulding* 
James Smith* 
Jenn Stanley 
Christina Strandson 
Keri Tucker* 
Stephanie Williams 
Lindsay Wright* 
*f irst-year student 

Asheley Bardin* 
Carla Bascope 
Myya Beck 
Stephanie Birch* 
Jeffery Bradford 
Betsey Chominsky 
Michael Connor 
Erik Costin 
Christine DePari* 
Jill Dionne 
Danielle Eid* 
Britney Falite 
Lawens Fevrier 
Nicole Hart* 
Chris Hickey* 
Chris Hufnagel 
Vince Johnson 
Ryan Kelleher 
Lindsay Klier 
Lisa Langelier 
Joel LeFrancois 
Paul Lively 
Danielle Marino 
Mark Marquart 
Tania McGrath 
Kristine Mendes* 
Ryan Morell* 
Dwayne Okantey 
Brian O'Neill 
Katie Parker 
Sarah Quinones 
Jordan Scaccia 
Monica Sheppard 
Brian Smith 
Siobhan Smith 
Mike Starr 
Todd Taylor 
J. Vanderwerken 
Melissa Wilson 



is enthusiastic and experienced, and other 
phoners look up to her." 

Working in the Institutional Advance- 
ment office, talking with alumni, and collabo- 
rating with other student callers has allowed 
me to clarify what I do want in my career. I 
am much more focused than I used to be, and 
I certainly have been able to sharpen commu- 
nication skills," Shelby said. 

"I love Lasell," she continues. "I have real 
pride in the school."Her Lasell-related extra- 
curricular activities demonstrate her commit- 
ment to the College. 

The former Resident Assistant (last year), 
and Alumni Board student member, is cur- 
rently an orientation leader and Judicial Board 
member. Shelby is a Prelaw, Legal Studies 
major who is also currently fulfilling a chal- 
lenging internship at the Boston Rape Crisis 
Center. "I completed my training and go in on 
Tuesdays and Thursdays to work with 
assigned clients and district attorneys. If s 
pretty exciting. I think it will be difficult work, 
but want to learn more so that I can help other 
people," says the Lasell College senior who 
hopes to become an attorney and women's 
advocate. **• 

FALL 2001 




Listings that appear in all caps denote home games. Occasionally, due to weather, etc., dates and times may change. 
For confirmation, please check with the Athletics Department at 617-243-2147. 




9 Sunday St. Joseph's (ME) 

1 1 Tuesday Nichols College 

13 Thursday Salem State College 

1 5 Saturday Husson College 

16 Sunday Thomas College 
19 Wednesday ELMS COLLEGE* 
22 Saturday WNEC* 

24 Monday Eastern Connecticut State 

26 Wednesday SIMMONS COLLEGE* 

29 Saturday Anna Maria College 



2 Tuesday 



Becker College* 

17 Wednesday AIC 

23 Tuesday NAC Quarterfinals 

27 Saturday NAC Semi-finals 

28 Sunday NAC Finals 
'North Atlantic Conference Game 
"Parents Cookout 

Head Coach: Jessica Cormier (3rd year) 

Assistant Coaches: Sarah Palfy (2nd Year) Kelly Sullivan (3rd year) 

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8 Saturday BELOIT COLLEGE (Wisconsin) 

12 Wednesday 


15 Saturday 

University of S. Maine 

17 Monday 

Fitchburg State College 

27 Thursday 

Newbury College 

29 Saturday 

Clark University* 


1 Monday 

Becker College* 

3 Wednesday 


7 Sunday 

Maine Maritime Academy* 

9 Tuesday 


13 Saturday 


15 Monday 

Daniel Webster 

19 Friday 

Elms College* 

21 Sunday 

Mt. Ida College* 

23 Tuesday 

Babson College 


3 Saturday North Atlantic Semi-finals 

4 Sunday North Atlantic Championship 
*North Atlantic Conference Match 

Head Coach: Giovanni A. Pacini (4th year) 
Assistant Coach: Jeff Hallenback (2nd year) 




10 Monday UMass Boston 

13 Thursday MT. IDA COLLEGE* 




27 Thursday Eastern Nazarene College 

29 Saturday Daniel Webster College 

1:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
2:30 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 

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1 Monday BECKER COLLEGE* 4:00 p.m. 

4 Thursday Elms College 4:00 p.m. 

7 Saturday Maine Maritime Academy 1:00 p.m. 

10 Wednesday EMERSON COLLEGE 4:00 p.m. 


16 Tuesday BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 4:00 p.m. 

18 Thursday Mt. Ida College* 3:00 p.m. 

20 Saturday Bay Path College* 2:00 p.m. 
24 Wednesday North Atlantic Conference Quarterfinal TBA 

27 Saturday North Atlantic Conference Semi-Finals TBA 

28 Sunday North Atlantic Conference Finals TBA 
*Denotes North Atlantic Conference game 

"Friends & Family Weekend 

Head Coach: David Glidden (1st year) 


7 Friday Johnson & Wales TBA 

8 Saturday Johnson & Wales TBA 

1 1 Tuesday Pine Manor 7:00 p.m. 
15 Saturday TRI-MATCH BAY PATH/NEWBURY 12:00 p.m. 
18 Tuesday MT. IDA 7:00 p.m. 
20 Thursday Regis College 7:00 p.m. 

22 Saturday Babson College 1:00 p.m. 

23 Sunday Becker College* 12:00 p.m. 

24 Monday RIVIER COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 
27 Thursday ANNA MARIA 7:00 p.m. 
29 Saturday Tri-match Wenrworth & UMass 12:00 p.m. 



5 Friday Eastern Connecticut Tourney TBA 

6 Saturday Eastern Connecticut Tourney TBA 

10 Wednesday WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 

12 Friday NEWBURY COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 

13 Saturday BECKER COLLEGE* 12:00 p.m. 
15 Monday EMERSON COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 
17 Wednesday LESLEY COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 
20 Saturday Suffolk/Wentworth Tri-match 12:00 p.m. 

@ Suffolk 

23 Tuesday Simmons College 7:00 p.m. 

25 Thursday Mt. Ida 6:00 p.m. 


3 Saturday North Atlantic Conference Tournament TBD 
*North Atlantic Conference Match 

Head Coach: Mary Tom (5th year) 
Assistant Coach: Karin Chue (5th year) 



18 Sunday 
20 Tuesday 

26 Monday 

27 Tuesday 
29 Thursday 

Simmons College 
Daniel Webster 


4 Tuesday Nichols College 


8 Saturday Maine Maritime Academy* 

12 Wednesday CURRY COLLEGE 

27 Thursday Florida Tournament 

28 Friday Florida Tournament 


15 Tuesday 

17 Thursday 

19 Saturday 

20 Sunday 
22 Tuesday 
26 Saturday 
31 Thursday 

Lesley University 
Emerson College 
Manhattanville Tourney 
Manhattanville Tourney 
Mt. Ida College 


2 Saturday Elms College 

5 Tuesday Becker College* 

7 Thursday MT. IDA COLLEGE 


12 Tuesday ELMS COLLEGE* 

14 Thursday Wheelock College 

17 Sunday Bay Path College 

20 Wednesday NAC Quarterfinal 

23 Saturday NAC Semi-finals 

24 Sunday NAC Finals 

*Denotes North Atlantic Conference game 

Head Coach: Daniel W. Hunt 


4:00 p.m. 
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16 Friday 

17 Saturday 
19 Monday 
27 Tuesday 
30 Friday 

Emmanual Tourney (Yeshiva) 
Emmanual Tourney (Thomas) 
Mt. Ida* 
Williams Tourney 


1 Saturday 

4 Tuesday 

6 Thursday 

8 Saturday 


Williams Tourney 

Connecticut College 
Maine Maritime* 

8:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 

8:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
6:00 p.m. 


15 Tuesday FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 
17 Thursday Curry College 7:00 p.m. 

19 Saturday Manhattanville TBA 

20 Sunday Manhattanville TBA 

22 Tuesday AMHERST COLLEGE 7:00 p.m. 
24 Thursday BECKER COLLEGE* 7:00 p.m. 
29 Tuesday Western Connecticut College 7:00 p.m. 
31 Thursday MT. IDA COLLEGE* 4:00 p.m. 


2 Saturday Elms College* 1:00 p.m. 

5 Tuesday Becker College* 8:00 p.m. 

7 Thursday Keene State College 7:30 p.m. 

9 Saturday Newbury College 1:00 p.m. 

12 Tuesday ELMS COLLEGE* 8:00 p.m. 

14 Thursday Bryant College (Division II) 7:00 p.m. 

16 Saturday MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 3:00 p.m. 
20 Wednesday NAC Quarterfinals 

23 Saturday NAC Semifinals 

24 Sunday NAC Finals 

*Denotes North Atlantic Conference game 

Head Coach: Chris Harvey (2nd year) 
Assistant Coach: Reggie Hobbs (2nd year) 



14 Friday 

22 Saturday 

29 Saturday 


6 Saturday 

13 Saturday 

20 Saturday 

27 Saturday 

Mass. Maritime Invitational 
Rivier College Invitational 

Gordon College Invitational 

Bard College Invitational 

Roger Williams Invitational 
Regis Invitational 
Rivier Invitational 
NAC Championships 


4:00 p.m./ 
4:45 p.m. 
10:45 a.m./ 
11:30 a.m. 
12:00 p.m./ 
12:45 p.m. 

11:00 a.m./ 
12:00 p.m. 
10:00 a.m./ 
10:30 a.m./ 
11:15 a.m. 


3 Saturday ECAC Championships 

10 Saturday New England Division III Regionals 



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